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 trial flight mailing list. We organise trial flight days a several times though the year, including around freshers’ week.

Eligibility

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

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 a possibly wet field, walking boots are best
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera