Glider - Flying Start



If you would like a little more than one glider flight then book a Flying Start. The Flying Start is a series of two glider flights, taken consecutively, usually taking overall about two hours.  Bring your family and friends down to share in the experience. The clubhouse has excellent views across the airfield and has an award winning bar and restaurant.

Either option makes a ideal gift (Father's Day) or birthday present and are available during the day,  seven days a week (please book in advance).  It only costs £150.00!

About your flight

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 'Tugs'  airplanes up to 2500ft (Yes that's over half a mile above sea level).  Therefore two flights equals Mile High! 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 three months 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. 
You will also receive a Certificate as a memento of your flight.
Join as a full flying member within your trial membership period and the usual Entrance Fee of £72 will be waived

If you have any questions about the course, give us a call on 01256 384900, we're here to help!