Trial Lesson Flight (BAK)


40perpersonOne Winch Launch with a Qualified Instructor

(includes a month’s temporary club membership)

A trial lesson flight is an opportunity to sample the joy and beauty of gliding.

An instructor will fly you in one of our two-seater gliders, answer your questions – and point out the aerial views. If you feel comfortable, they will supervise while you take control of the glider in the air!

Before the flight you will be briefed on what to expect during the flight, shown the glider’s instruments and controls, and given some basic tuition in the operation of the primary control “stick” should you wish to try this.

Flying takes place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am….weather permitting!

Booking Your Trial Lesson Flight

Whilst you can simply turn up at the airfield on a flying day, we would recommend that you pre-book a Trial Lesson Flight and avoid the disappointment of not being able to fly on a busy day.

Pre-paid Trial Lesson Flight vouchers, valid for use 12 months from issue, are available and make an ideal gift, and may be purchased in person at the airfield, by calling the launch point mobile on 07772 704 178, or online, right here:

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You can see all planned flying dates on our Flying Calendar. If you are coming for a Trial Flight, we recommend looking at our On the Day advice beforehand to ensure that you, and your guests, are well prepared to get the most out of your flying experience day.



Further Information

Check out the following links: What to Expect (Videos) Airfield Safety Weather Restrictions

Gliding Videos

Experience Gliding at Darlton
Experience Gliding Flying at the (then) recently merged Darlton Gliding Club


Darlton Gliding Club
Never Too Old TV news clip of one recent Trial Flight at Darlton