The Trial Flight is a fantastic way for you, or a loved one to experience gliding for the first time.
Come fly high above the Hampshire countryside with almost potentially unlimited views. On a good day you can see as far north as Didcot, as far east as the City of London, as far west as Winchester and to the south you'll get a great view of the Isle of Wight surrounded by the glistening shimmer of the English Channel.
On arriving at the club you will be met by your instructor who will run through a few simple safety procedures before being taken to the launchpoint for your flight. Once at the launchpoint you will be shown your glider and the instructor will point out the various controls and instruments that will be used or referred to during your flight.
Each flight is actually a gliding lesson and once in the glider you will be launched behind one of our 'Tug' airplanes up to 2500ft. Your instructor will be in control so this is your opportunity to enjoy the view across to the Hampshire countryside. Once at 2500ft the tow rope will be released and you will be invited to take the controls under the expert tuition of your instructor. You will be shown how the controls work and the effect on the glider. Your instructor has a duplicate set of controls and is able therefore to ensure your safety at all times.
Please read the Mandatory Safety Notes
After Your Flight
When visiting the airfield for a glider flight you automatically become a temporary member of Lasham Gliding Society for one month and as such you are welcome to use our facilities during that period.
Our restaurant and bar are open every day throughout the summer for meals and snacks. Large groups can be catered for by pre-booking through our catering manager. Subject to availability on the day, additional winch or aerotow launches may be purchased at club rates. You can, of course, come back and fly at club rates at any time during your trial membership period.
Join as a full flying member within your trial membership period and the usual Entrance Fee of £72 will be waived.