Gliding

Looking for things to do in Norfolk? Walking, shooting, canoe, flying, hiking and archery are just some of what Wensum Valley has on offer.

Gliding is a sport for all ages and abilities and is said to be to be the ultimate free flying experience. Silently soaring through the air at speeds up to 170mph without an engine has made gliding a popular way for experts and beginners to get airborne.

Wensum Valley are able to offer an exciting beginners gliding experience in association with the Norfolk Gliding Club based at Tibenham Airfield, approximately a 40 minute drive from Wensum Valley.

For £100.00 per person, you can enjoy an introduction to the glider controls and instruments, an aerotow launch in a two seater training glider taking you up to approximately 2000-3000ft, a 25 minute flight with an instructor plus the chance to take over the controls and pilot your own glider!

Please note you must be over 16 to take over the controls and fly solo, however children under the age of 16 are welcome to enjoy the experience of gliding with an instructor. Gliding is available on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and is subject to availability and weather conditions on the day.

Price £100.00 per person
Includes: One aero tow which takes you to 2 – 3,000 feet.  Once airborne and under supervision of an instructor you will be able to take full control of the aircraft.  During flight the pilot will explain take off procedures and basic handling techniques.
Minimum: 2 persons
Maximum: An Aircraft can only carry the pilot and one passenger.
Timing: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 9am to 5pm.  Later times can be arranged and will open other days if 10 or more booking, with a minimum of 2 weeks notice.
Age restrictions: Weight restrictions apply: Max. 16 Stone.  Height Restrictions apply: Max 6ft 2″
To wear: Comfortable clothing.
Location: Norfolk Gliding Club, Tibenham Airfield, Norfolk, NR16 1NT.
Payment: Full payment prior to event.  Full refund if cancelled due to poor weather.  Call in the morning to check weather conditions.   If poor, we will re-book another time.
Directions:  Approximately 40 minutes drive from Wensum Valley Hotel, Approximately 24 miles each way.  Would need to make your own travel arrangements.  Arrive 20 minutes before booked time.

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