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
Bicester, OX26 5HA
Tel: 01869 252493
- 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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