The Glider Trial Lesson 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.
It only costs £100.00 and the flight will usually last approximately 20 minutes. These Trial Lessons also make an ideal gift!
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.
Your flight is actually a gliding lesson and once in the glider you will be launched behind one of our 'Tug' airplanes up to 2500ft. Most other offers from Gliding Clubs only go to 2000ft and so our is a longer, higher flight = much better experience. Your instructor will be in control so this is your opportunity to enjoy the view across to the Hampshire countryside. Once at 2500ft (Yes that's over half a mile above sea level) 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.
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.
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, feel free to call us on 01256 384900; we're here to help!