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£49 -- Gliding Experience inc 30-Minute Flight, Reg £194

Sold out - This deal was published 04 Jun, 2013 and sold out 21 Jun, 2013.
£49 -- Gliding Experience inc 30-Minute Flight, Reg £194
By Travelzoo Staff
Experience the thrill of gliding above the stunning Oxfordshire countryside with this taster session at Bicester Gliding Centre. Usually £194, this 30-minute experience is now available to Travelzoo subscribers for £49. That's a massive 75% saving.

Why we love it

  • £49 instead of the usual £194 for 30 minutes of gliding
  • Defy gravity by reaching heights of up to 1400ft above the Oxfordshire countryside
  • Take control and fly the glider yourself
  • Receive a 3-month membership to continue flying, usually £95
  • A "thrilling activity" -- InOxford.com


June 5, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2014


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

What's included

  • During this experience, Travelzoo subscribers will spend 30 minutes in the air either as one long flight or two consecutive short flights.
  • Before getting airborne participants will be given a safety briefing and presentation on what to expect. When in the air, the instructor will demonstrate the controls and principles for flying before offering you the chance to take over and fly the aircraft yourself. The dual controlled 2-seater gliders can reach heights of up to 1400 feet and hit speeds of 70mph in a matter of seconds.
  • 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.
  • You will also receive a 3-month membership which allows you to continue using Bicester Gliding Centre's facilities.
  • 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.
  • Bookings must be made by 19 July. Valid Monday-Friday from 1 June until 31 October then valid Wednesday-Friday from 1 November until 29 November

The small print

Valid for one person to have one or two winch-launched gliding lessons, totalling 30 minutes. Must be used in one visit. Bookings must be made by 19 July. Valid Monday-Friday from 1 June until 31 October then valid Wednesday-Friday from 1 November until 29 November. A limited number of vouchers is available for this offer and it may therefore sell out before the stated expiry date. See below for full terms and conditions.

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£49   £194
75% off | 191 bought
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Bicester Gliding Centre
93% Enjoyed Bicester Gliding Centre
93% (29 ratings)
Sold out at
23:59 GMT on June 21

+44 (0) 20 3564 3000

M-F, 8am-6pm

93% Enjoyed Bicester Gliding Centre
(29 ratings)
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Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

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

Bought this Experience for my Son for Christmas. He thoroughly enjoyed it, perfect morning for gliding and he said that it was well worth the money. Instructors were brilliant and would recommend it. Thank you.

17 June 2014 susan United Kingdom

Flying the glider myself

30 April 2014 Ronald United Kingdom

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

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