Trial Flights

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 Trail Flight Mailing List. We organise trial flight days a several times though the year including during freshers’ week: https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/soc-gliding-trialflights

Eligibility

You are either:

  • Student at Cambridge University
  • Student at Anglia Ruskin University
  • 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.

Information

What to expect:

  • A short briefing DVD.
  • A full briefing from your experienced instructor about what to expect during your flight.
  • 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 the field
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera