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Gliding Experience In Essex

Gliding Experience In Essex

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Do you want to experience the thrill of gliding in Colchester? Look no further than this fantastic gliding club located in Wormingford Airfield, Essex and Suffolk. Situated in the heart of the Colchester/Braintree/Sudbury triangle, this club offers top-notch glider instruction in a modern and well-maintained aircraft fleet, all launched by winch. You will be impressed by the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of this Wormingford gliding club. The facilities are of the highest quality and well-kept. The fleet of gliders is well-maintained and ready to take you on an incredible journey above Colchester. With up to 35 privately owned gliders and eight club-owned gliders in residence, Wormingford is a bustling place full of excitement. We offer a range of gliding sessions for everyone at this base near Colchester. Our introductory session, The Gliding Experience, includes one winch launch. If you want more time in the air, try our Trial Lesson, which provides you with one or two flights. And if you're a budding glider pilot, our Mini Course is perfect for you. It includes a combined time of up to one hour in the air, spread over several flights in just one day. Not only will you learn the technical aspects of gliding, but you will also get to see the breathtaking area around Colchester from the air, including the stunning Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the rolling Suffolk arable countryside the area is known for.

  • Gliding from Wormingford Airfield, Essex
  • Winch tows get you airborne over Colchester
  • Easy access from Suffolk and Essex areas
  • Active glider base with 8 gliders in their own fleet

  • Enjoy a flying experience in a modern glider
  • You will be greeted by a club member who will explain the  club facilities
  • Receive a safety briefing and sign a medical declaration before flying
  • Choose from the following voucher options

Gliding Experience

  • One flight of 8-12 minutes, winch launch
  • One day club membership


  • Spectators are welcome to come along and watch

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a responsible adult when on the airfield
  • Height restrictions: minimum 5ft, maximum 6ft 6ins
  • Weight restrictions: minimum 4 stone 4lbs (27kg), maximum 16 stone 4lbs (103kg)

Minimum Age: 14 years

Minimum Height: 152.40 cm

Maximum Height: 198.12 cm

Maximum Weight: 103.00 kg

  • Sun glasses are advised as it can be very bright under the canopy
  • Suitable clothing to allow climbing in and out of the cockpit should be worn along with practical footwear such as trainers
  • Layers are recommended as it can be cold on the airfield

  • The club is open for voucher flights from the beginning of April to the end of October
  • Flying days are Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays along with one Monday per month
  • Dates and times are subject to availability
  • Pre-booking is essential and the more notice you are able to give, the more likely you are to be able to secure the date of your choice
  • You will need to take your voucher with you on the day.  Once booked you are subject to the terms and conditions of the operator, including cancellation
  • Flying is weather dependant and participants should telephone the club before setting off on the day

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