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Bidford Gliding

Give someone the amazing gift of a Glider experience. They will take to the skies and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Warwickshire.
A truly unforgettable gift.
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Bidford Gliding

Bidford Gliding:  

The Experience

Learn how to fly like a bird to feel the thrill of powerless flight. Your Bidford gliding experience gives you the opportunity to spend 15-30 minutes in the air.

Your Golden Moments Voucher is the perfect gift for a amazing day to remember.
You can sample the delights of gliding and at your first "Trial Lesson" in Bidford.

Vital Information
Min age is 14; Max weight 16st 2lbs; Max height approx 6ft 2in. Certain medical problems, some types of physical or mental disabilities restrict the ability to fly.

The Weather
Your flight cannot be done in certain weather conditions. Please check with This experience is weather dependant, please call the flying club after 9am on the morning of your flight (or by 4pm the day before if it is possible) to confirm weather conditions.

Session Length
15-30 Minutes, depended on weather conditions.
Your voucher entitles one person to fly.

Yes, spectators are welcome.

What To Wear
Flat-soled shoes, layers of clothes and sunglasses. Bring gloves in winter and sunblock and a hat in summer.

7 days a week from April to September, generally weekends in winter.

Bidford, Warwickshire.

Code : P00203-BID

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Bidford Gliding: Fascinating Facts

When most people watch a glider soaring on a summer's day their first thought is often 'I'd love to be up there' and their second is 'But how does a glider stay up?' The answer is thermals. You often see birds spiralling upwards without flapping their wings and they are 'thermalling', which is using heated air currents to stay airborne. Gliders work in a similar fashion, circling in this 'hot air' and going upwards. Finding thermals is a skill based on identifying ground features that are warming up, or seeking those 'cotton-wool like' clouds, called cumulus, which form at the top of thermals. For flying longer distances, gliders climb in a thermal to gain enough height to glide to the next thermal. The UK record for long-distance flight was achieved like this and over 625 miles were covered in the 12 hour flight. However, gliders can also use hills to stay up. Wind hits the hill and is forced upwards so lifting the glider skywards and if the glider hugs the hill it can fly fast and cover large distances without turning.

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Bidford Gliding: Restrictions

Minimum age is 12-14 depending on location. Maximum height varies from 6'1'' to 6'4''. Maximum weight is generally 16 stone. It will not be possible for you to fly if you suffer from epilepsy, fainting or certain physical or mental disabilities.

This experience is weather dependent, please call the flying club after 9am on the morning of your flight (or by 4pm the day before if it is possible) to confirm weather conditions.
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