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£49 -- Glider Flying Lesson This Spring, Reg £99

Sold out - This deal was published 17 Apr, 2014 and sold out 08 May, 2014.
£49 -- Glider Flying Lesson This Spring, Reg £99
By Carol Linfield
Save over 50% on a "thrilling" (In Oxford online) flight above the scenic Oxfordshire countryside with this taster session at Bicester Gliding Centre.

Why we love it

  • You'll save 51% for 30 minutes in the air
  • A 30-minute gliding lesson, described as a "thrilling activity" by In Oxford online
  • When airborne, you can take control and fly the glider yourself
  • This offer is valid on the late May bank holiday
  • The dual-controlled, 2-seater gliders can reach heights of up to 1400 feet and hit speeds of 70mph in a matter of seconds

When

Mon-Fri until 26 Sep

Where

Bicester Gliding Centre
Windrushers Gliding Club, Bicester Airfield
Skimmingdish Lane
Bicester, OX26 5HA
(See Map)
Tel: 01869 252493

What's included

  • A safety briefing and presentation on what to expect
  • When in the air, the instructor will demonstrate the controls and principles of flying before offering you the chance to take over and fly the aircraft yourself
  • If your session consists of two consecutive lessons, you will land, the glider will be pushed back into position and then you will launch for the second time

The small print

Not available on 5-9 May; 11-15 August. Bookings must be made by 20 May. Must be used by one person in one visit. A 7-day cancellation policy applies. If cancellation falls within this time period, no refund will be given. Please contact Travelzoo not Bicester Gliding Centre if you wish to contest the loss of payment. A request to change the date or time of your session may incur a £15 administration fee, subject to the Bicester Gliding Centre's discretion. For safety reasons, customers must have a good understanding of English to fly. Offer open to persons aged 14 and over only. Under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight 16 stone (100kg); maximum height 6ft 2in (188cm). Customers must sign a health declaration prior to flying; not suitable for those with insulin dependent diabetes, serious heart conditions, dizziness, epilepsy or fainting, breathlessness at rest, nervous disorders or any other serious illness that could be hazardous when flying. No alcohol may be consumed before flying.

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£49 Mon-Fri until 26 Sep   £99
51% off
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Bicester Gliding Centre
91% Enjoyed Bicester Gliding Centre
91% (32 ratings)
Sold out at
23:59 GMT on May 8
Service

+44 (0) 20 3564 3000

M-F, 8am-6pm

Online booking required. Click the "Buy Now" button on the top right-hand side of this deal page. Purchase your desired voucher (you'll need a credit or debit card), then book with the venue directly, following the online booking instructions on the voucher, to book your experience. You must book your experience directly with the venue by quoting your Travelzoo voucher number. You cannot make reservations through Travelzoo.
Winch launching involves the glider being pulled into the air by 2000 feet of steel cable. Bicester Airfield was established in 1917 and retains authentic hangars and a pre-WWII bomb store -- all English Heritage-listed buildings
91% Enjoyed Bicester Gliding Centre
(32 ratings)
4.7
Quality of Service
4.5
Quality of Activity
4.7
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Very friendly staff, informative without being overly technical

All in all a very positive afternoon

03 May 2015 teri United Kingdom

The Gliding Centre is a good venue for this type of pastime/hobby.

It's partly my fault. When I got there I was half a stone overweight and there was no discretion in any way. Had to turn back and go home very disappointed. More sessions at the gym required. It's one thing I wanted to take up because I live on my own after loosing my wife last November and it would give me an interest.

03 May 2015 Ruth United Kingdom

Perfect day. The first day I booked was cancelled due to poor weather but I noticed that the next day had a really good forecast for early March and was able to book for then. The weather was ideal, clear and sunny with some good thermals so we only needed one winch launch and stayed up for 40 minutes instead of the advertised 20 minutes. I had several chances to take control of the glider and do some manoeuvres - not well in my opinion - poor coordination and concentration - I kept finding myself distracted by the view. However the instructor was very relaxed and encouraging. My wife didn't fly but found the club members/crew very sociable while she watched from the ground.

Very friendly and helpful people. If you don't mind flying it's a magical and memorable experience.

10 March 2015 Trevor

The people were very friendly and relaxed

02 October 2014 Doreen United Kingdom

Very professional and friendly service!

08 August 2014 chris United Kingdom

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Windrushers Gliding Club, Bicester Airfield, Skimmingdish Lane
Bicester, OX26 5HA
Tel: 01869 252493

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