A trial flight is an introductory flying lesson, and a great way to find out
what gliding is all about. A 7–15 minute flight in one of our two seat gliders
with a qualified instructor will give you a chance to take the controls and
learn to fly the aircraft from your first flight. Your first flight costs £25
with subsequent flights costing £16.
Find out when the next trial flights are going to be by signing up to our
trial flight mailing list. We organise trial flight days a
several times though the year, including around freshers’ week.
You are either…
a student at Cambridge University
a student at Anglia Ruskin University
a member of staff at Cambridge University
You do not…
weigh more than 16 stone (102 kg)
suffer from, in the present or past, any of the following: epilepsy, fits,
severe head injury, recurrent fainting, giddiness or blackouts, unusually high
blood pressure, a previous coronary
take insulin regularly for the control of diabetes
What to expect
A short briefing DVD.
A full briefing from your experienced instructor about what to expect during
We will help you fit your parachute and get strapped in to the glider.
A flight in a two-seat dual-controlled glider lasting about 7–15 minutes.
You’ll have the opportunity to do some of the flying yourself, if you want to.
What to bring
Plenty of warm clothes, layers are best
Practical waterproof shoes for walking on a possibly wet field, walking boots