All smiles after a thrilling trial lesson at Bicester Gliding Centre



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Take a Trial Lesson in a Glider!

Come along for a thrilling trial glider flight at the Bicester Gliding Centre in Oxfordshire! Only 12 miles north of Oxford. An ideal gift and introduction to gliding.

Following a safety briefing and some ground instruction, you will take to the sky in one of our dual-control two-seater training gliders, with a British Gliding Association (BGA) qualified instructor. You will be shown the basic methods of controlling the glider, then take control and fly the glider yourself. Yes, you actually get to fly the glider around the sky, with the instructor monitoring what happens via his set of controls. It is not difficult at all. Eventually the instructor takes over and lands the glider.

Our instructors will always endeavour to find thermals to keep the glider airborne for a reasonable time. We want you to have as good a time as possible, to share our enthusiasm for this fantastic sport. After the flight you will be presented with a certificate to prove you did it!

Don't just dream about a flight - do it! You know you want to.

Don't worry about the postman not delivering your voucher in time. We now send it by email for you to print yourself. We should do this the same day or the day after you purchase a voucher.

Please read the Terms and conditions before purchasing a voucher.

We offer four levels of trial lesson voucher, all available through our online shop, with flights in either a glider or motor glider:-

Trail lesson flights make an ideal gift!

Introduction to Gliding - 49 midweek
Two winch launch flights with a total of up to a maximum of 20 mins in the air, available mid-week ONLY.
If you wish a third flight on the day, it's just another 10. (Payable on arrival.)
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The Basic Glider Flight - £75 midweek or £95 at weekends - an aerotow to 2000ft, up to 20 mins in the air, available every weekend of the year and mid-week.
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The Standard Glider Flight - 95 midweek or 115 at weekends - an aerotow to 3000ft, up to 30 mins in the air.
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The Premium Glider Flight - 115 midweek or 135 at weekends - is either an aerotow to 4000 ft or two aerotows to 2000ft, and up to 40 mins in the air - at the discretion of the instructor on the day.
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You can upgrade any mid-week trial lesson flight to include a video of the flight for £15.

Take an Experience Flight in a Motor Glider!

A motor glider experience flight ensures you have the maximum time in the air if the weather is not soarable.

The Basic Motor Glider Flight - £79 - a 20 minute flight in our motor glider.
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The Standard Motor Glider Flight - £99 - a 30 minute flight in our motor glider.
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The Advanced Motor Glider Flight - £119 - a 40 minute flight in our motor glider.
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The Premium Motor Glider Flight - £159 - a full one hour in our motor glider.
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The Motor Glider Experience Flight enables you, if weather conditions are suitable, to fly over Silverstone or Oxford. The shorter time of a Basic flight may not always allow you to go far from the airfield.
Available seven days a week.

You can upgrade any mid-week experience flight to include a video of the flight for £15.

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Double the Fun!

Fly a glider.
Then a Tiger Moth.
What could be better!

Something Different!

A 3000' aerotow in a glider AND a 15 minute flight in a Tiger Moth. Available on Friday and Saturday afternoons/evenings.

This will make a great Christmas Present for someone special.
Flights will take place from April onwards

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Important - for all flights:

There are weight and height restrictions - please check the full terms and conditions before booking.


Want to know more? Email us or call 01869 252493 (7 days a week from 9:00am to 17:00pm)
Or buy online via our secure shop - pay via your credit card.

The Bicester Gliding Centre trial lesson voucher is a great way to see if gliding is for you. You don't have to use it immediately - you have 12 months from the day of purchase in which to choose the best day to suit you! That's plenty of time to ensure good weather for your flight.


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