How Gliders fly
Gliders fly in the same way as aeroplanes, the shape of the wing produces a low pressure about the wing as the glider moves through the air in.  This low pressure is known as lift. More

The length of time it takes to learn to fly a glider is dependent on a number of key factors.
  • Age 
  • Coordination
  • Aptitude
  • Confidence
  • Time between training
  • Previous experience   More
Weight & Age Restrictions

Sizes and weights 

If you are heavier than 16st 4lb (228lb, 103 kg), you will not be able to fly in our gliders as most 
gliders have a weight limit of 242 lb (110 kg) for each seat.  The pilot’s weight must include the 
weight of a parachute (15 lb or 7 kg). If you weigh more than 103kg or 228lbs then you 
cannot fly in a glider. People over 6’ 4’’ (193cm) may not be able to fly in our gliders.  The lower 
weight limit is approximately 44kg (7 stone or 98 pounds).  The minimum height for pupils is 
approximately five feet (152 cm).