Gliding Trial Lessons

Digital Download 

  • Your Trial Lesson Voucher will be in the form of a digital downloadable PDF file that will include information on how to book your flight.


  • Your Voucher will be valid for 1 Year from the date of purchase.

  • On completing your purchase you will receive an email confirmation with a link to the download that will be active for 30 days.  After this period, on request, we can re-activate the download.

  • Follow the instructions to print off the pages containing your Voucher and Temporary Membership Form

What May Limit Your Experience

Safety is our primary concern to make your experience enjoyable. 

  • Gliding is weather dependent and conditions on the day will determine what can be achieved so our experience packages may be tailored to suit, on the day

  • We pride ourselves in maintaining our fleet of gliders to the highest standards for safety . This means that at any time one or more of our gliders may not be serviceable, similarly other equipment may also limit what can be done.

Your booked flight/s may be cancelled at short notice if we cannot operate them safely.

Your Gliding Trial Lesson offers:


  • A flight in a two-seat glider with a qualified instructor.


  • An ideal “flying start” if you are thinking about joining the club.


  • A memorable experience for yourself or as a gift for someone else.


  • Trial Lesson Experiences start at just £45.00

  • A Trial lesson is just that.

  • Your instructor will explain how the controls of the glider work and will give you an opportunity to take the controls yourself to feel how they work

  • If you would prefer not to take control of the glider then just enjoy your flight with spectacular views over the Southdowns National Park and the Sussex Weald


  • All flights must be booked in advance and are subject to weather conditions and equipment serviceability on the day.

(For compliance with legal requirements, we are obliged to provide some form of instruction during your Trial Lesson)

Our Trial lesson vouchers are sold subject to certain Terms and Conditions.  


We will hold some personal data as a part of organising your Trial Lesson see our GDPR Statement

For more information see Frequently Asked Questions



From your cart, payments are handled securely by PayPal where you can pay with either

  • Your PayPal account 


  • Your Credit Or Debit card  (no need for a PayPal Account)





Due to the heavy rainfall in the Late Autumn 2019 our airfield has become unusable because of large waterlogged areas. For this reason we have decided to suspend flying until the Spring of 2020.


During this time Trial Lessons can sill be purchased for redemption in 2020

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