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Single Winch Launch Flight - Essex Driving Experience 1

Single Winch Launch Flight - Essex

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Why buy from us?
Are you ready for a thrilling experience? Come and glide with us in Essex! Our friendly glider club offers a range of flights, from great value tasters to mile-high aerotow experiences, ensuring there is something for everyone. Located at Ridgewell Airfield, surrounded by the stunning countryside of Suffolk/Essex borders, our club is the perfect place to try gliding for the first time. The 'glider-only' airfield has a relaxed family atmosphere, making it the ideal environment for a memorable adventure. Our gliders have a tandem seating configuration, with the instructor sitting in the rear seat and you in the front seat, providing the best view of Essex. All our training gliders are dual-controlled, ensuring maximum safety and control during your flight. We use two types of training gliders at our club: the modern, fibreglass PW-6 and the classic K13, which is a joy to fly. Gliding is all about soaring, and the length of your flight will depend on the weather conditions and your launch height. Our winch tow offers excellent value and will take you up to around 1000ft before releasing you to do a circuit around the airfield. During your flight, if you're up for it and conditions allow, you'll be invited to take control of the glider. Your instructor will teach you how to handle straight and level flight, followed by turning the glider, just like a budding pilot on their first lesson!

  • Glider flying at Ridgewell Airfield in Essex
  • Lessons based on soar time and release height
  • A close-knit team of instructors and members
  • It's gliders only (and the tug) at this airfield

  • Experience gliding in a 2-seater glider accompanied by a qualified pilot
  • All flights are preceded by a briefing and explanation of glider flight
  • The effects of the controls will be demonstrated to you during your flight
  • Opportunity to take the control of the glider

Single Winch Launch

  • A single winch launch 4-5 minutes. A great introduction!

  • Spectators are welcome

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight 16 stone (101kg)
  • Maximum height 6ft 2ins (188cm)

Minimum Age: 14 years

Maximum Height: 188.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 101.00 kg

  • You can take along a camera, but it must use a neck-strap to firmly attach it

  • Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays between April and November
  • All dates and session times are subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Participants should contact the flying school on the morning of their flight to check weather conditions are suitable

Our ethos is that your 'experience' should begin from the moment you first browse the site and we can deliver this because of:
  • - once you buy a voucher you are not then left to book the experience yourself. We handle your booking from A-Z, not only providing online dates but also dealing with the supplier to secure your date. Even after you have had your experience, we will ask you for a review of the event to ensure everything went ok.
  • - Our core staff have been working in the industry since 2004 and have all the experience necessary to deliver the experience that is perfect for you.
  • - Each venue and provider has been vetted by us and reviewed by our customers meaning we can give you honest, unbiased advice about what you are ordering.
  • - We have 3 lines of communication; phone, chat and email and our customer service centre is open 6 days a week. The average answer time for our call centre to answer is 20 seconds and we have a vast help section where you should be able to find any answer online.
  • - Once you have chosen a date, we will help to ensure that you get the confirmation in time for your event and if need be we will liaise with the supplier on your behalf if there is a problem.
  • - After each event we invite our customers to review the venue and the provider. This valuable feedback is then used to improve our service and also made public to other customers considering the same event. As a returning customer you will be eligible for a discount code to use on your next purchase.