All smiles after a thrilling trial lesson at Bicester Gliding Centre



Towering cumulus clouds



Waiting to fly!

Buy a Glider Air Experience Voucher for Father's Day 2018!
Available Monday to Friday only, excluding Bank Holidays

Normally sold for £49, we are very pleased to be able to offer
as a Father's Day Special Deal
Two Winch Launch Lessons for £39!

Actual flight time is weather dependant, up to a maximum of 20 minutes, but for the winch flights, each flight time could be as low as 5 minutes if the weather is not good.

Before you buy a Father's Day Gift Voucher, please have a look through our terms, conditions and restrictions for your flight below. The winch launch experience is only available mid-week, as is the video option.

Enjoying their flight

Your 39 Gift Voucher can be redeemed as follows:

You can take two winch launch flights in a glider without an engine, that will be launched into the air with our very powerful winch, accelerating faster than an F1 car - truly one of life's unforgettable experiences! Each voucher includes two winch launches and guarantees 10 minutes total flying time, with a maximum of 20 minutes.
The voucher is for use by one person only.
You can buy multiple vouchers for friends and family.

This Fathers Day offer for 2018 is now closed.

But you can still purchase flights at our normal prices. Just click on Home in the menu, top left, to purchase flight vouchers at our normal prices.

After you have received your voucher

Go to The Gliding Taster Booking Site

Remember - one voucher, one 45 minute winch launch slot.

You can use the booking site up to 31st July 2018. After that, please contact the office.


Terms and Conditions of your voucher
Please read before purchasing or booking - just click to view the full details

  • Valid Monday to Friday only, excluding bank holidays.
  • Bookings must be made by 31st July 2018
  • The voucher is valid for flights up to the 30th September 2018
  • Maximum weight permissible is 16st (101kg).
  • Maximum height permissible is 6ft 2in (188cm).
  • The person flying will be asked to sign a medical declaration and they must not be suffering from blackouts for any reason.
  • No alcohol to be consumed before flying.
  • Must be 14 or older. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Customers must have a good understanding of English to fly.
  • Once booked you cannot change the date unless approved by Bicester Gliding Centre and it will be subject to a £15 administration fee being paid before we can change the appointment for you. You must give a minimum of 7 days notice before your booked appointment.
  • Cancelling your appointment – you must give a minimum of 7 days notice and you will need to pay the £15 administration fee to rebook. Should you cancel then you will have 14 days during which time you can rebook for another date between your cancelled appointment and the validity date of your voucher.
  • We are weather dependent and cannot fly in certain conditions – rain, high winds, fog, falling snow for example – so should we cancel your appointment because the weather is unsuitable, you will have 14 days from the date of your appointment during which time you can rebook for another date before the expiry date of your voucher, 30th September 2018.
  • Early booking is advised for the best choice of dates – please note our opening hours below.

Openings hours are:

  • Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
  • Please book only one 45 minute slot per voucher. The lesson gives two winch launches, or up to 20 minutes in the air, and one month membership to return and fly at club member rates.

How to Get Here - just click to view more details

The airfield is on the north east edge of Bicester, about a mile from the town centre.
Your sat nav will generally take you to the wrong entrance to the airfield (some online mapping software does this too, marking the blocked off entrance) so have a good look at this map. Our entrance is near where the letter A is shown on the Skimmingdish Lane section of the ring road. You might find it worthwhile to look at Map view, Satellite view and Street view to fully orientate yourself. Note that there are TWO Skimmingdish Lanes, and that the entrance on Queen's Avenue is closed off.

From the South and town centre:
Take the A4421 (Buckingham Road) north east out of town. Go straight on at several mini-roundabouts, past Bicester North railway station (under a bridge), past a speed camera until you get to the first big roundabout. Turn right (east) at this roundabout on the A4421 (ring road), signposted towards Aylesbury. The airfield entrance is 100m on your left.

From the East (A41 from Aylesbury)
At the first roundabout by the Army storage depot, take the third exit on to the A4421 (Bicester ring road) towards Buckingham. Stay on this road going straight ahead at the next two roundabouts. At the third roundabout turn left. At the next roundabout, turn left onto Skimmingdish Lane (still A4421) signposted to Buckingham. You will see the hangars a while before you reach the gates. The airfield entrance is half a mile along this road, on your right.

From the North East (A4421 from Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Northampton)
Follow the A4421 south west towards Bicester. About one mile north of the town you will see the airfield on the left. Go past the first set of gates (the disused entrance), and continue to the roundabout. At the roundabout turn left on to the ring road (Skimmingdish Lane). The entrance is 100m on the left.


Trail lesson flights make an ideal gift!

Want to know more? Email us or call 01869 252493 during normal office hours!

The Air Experience Flight

Following a safety briefing and some ground instruction, you will take to the sky in one of our dual-control two-seater gliders, with a British Gliding Association (BGA) qualified instructor or motor glider pilot. You will be shown the basic methods of controlling the glider You may even be allowed to take control of the aircraft yourself 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.

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.