Self-Launch Gliding Flight in Warwickshire
Enjoy sensational views of Shakespeare's home town and its rural surroundings with this peaceful gliding flight in and around Stratford-upon-Avon. Begin with a pre-flight briefing before hopping into the cockpit of a dual-controlled glider with a professional pilot. Once at a suitable altitude, the engine is turned off leaving the aircraft to entrancingly glide through the skies with the assistance of thermal currents. During the flight, take over the piloting duties to experience the unique and unrivalled thrill of gliding first-hand. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire Availability: Seven days a week (including evenings) throughout the year, including bank holidays. The club is closed during the Christmas period. Weekends are particularly busy - book at least six weeks in advance. Weather: Gliding is weather dependent and it's crucial that you call the venue for a weather check. For morning bookings call the day before, for afternoon/evening bookings call before setting out (the office opens at 8.30am). Cancelled flights will be re-booked. Duration: Expect to be at the venue for up to one hour. The length of glider flights depends entirely on the prevailing thermals (currents of warmer air that provide the lift). As a guide, your aerotow flight should last for between 15 and 30 minutes. Numbers On Day: All flights are held on a one-to-one basis with an instructor. Spectators: Spectators are welcome but must follow safety directions whilst on-site. A camera or a pair of binoculars will come in handy. Young children must be closely supervised at all times. Dress Code: Wear trousers, flat-soled shoes and bring a jumper in case it gets cold at higher altitudes. Bring gloves in winter and sunglasses are recommended all year round. Guidelines: Restrictions: Minimum age is 16. Maximum height is 6'2'' and maximum weight is 15st 7lb. You can't fly if you suffer from epilepsy, fainting or certain other physical or mental disabilities. Please check at the point of booking. Other Info: Flying under the influence of alcohol is against the law. You'll be asked to sign a form to confirm you have not drunk alcohol and to state that you agree to comply with all operational rules and instructions.
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Sightseeing Helicopter Flight
Enjoy wonderful views as you fly over beautiful scenic towns and villages, presenting you with the ideal photo opportunity!ProgrammeFor thirty minutes be transported into another world. Take a thrilling helicopter ride above one of the UK's historic cities. To see them by air is absolutely breathtaking plus you will also take in the beautiful scenery en-route. Flights take place from: Aberdeen Bath & Cotswolds departing from Kemble Beaches & Tower Sightseeing Tour departing from Blackpool Mid Wales Hills & Valleys Tour departing from Welshpool The Peak District & Dambusters Sightseeing Tour departing from Chesterfield City of London Tour departing from Redhill (Surrey), Romford (Essex) and Elstree (Hertfordshire) Forest of Dean & Gloucester Docks departing from Gloucestershire Brighton Pier & Beaches departing from Shoreham. City and St Jamesâ€™ Park Tour departing from Newcastle upon Tyne. Nottingham City & Football Grounds departing from Nottingham. North Wales Tour departing from Chester Iron bridge & Severn Valley Tour departing from Wolverhampton York Tour departing Elvington (near York) Warwick and Stratford upon Avon departing from Wellesbourne Mountford Perth, Tay, St Andrews & Tay Bridges Tour departing from Perth Ayr and Heads of Ayr Coastline departing from Ayr Scottish Borders departing from Dalkeith Edinburgh City and Bridges Tour departing from Edinburgh Loch Lomond Tour departing from Strathblane Dreaming Spires of Oxford departing from Long Crendon Historic Portsmouth departing from Lee-on-Solent Manchester departing from Manchester Horseshoe Pass, Dee Valley Tour departing from LlangollenDurationYour flight will last for approximately 30 minutes but allow an hour in total.GroupYou will share your flight with up to three other people.SpectatorsYou can bring friends or family along with you on the day to watch the take off and landing.FitnessThe maximum weight is 114kg (18 stone). Please be advised the activity may not be suitable for those who are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy, or who have heart or medical conditions. If in doubt consult your doctor before purchasing.ExperienceThere are no qualifications required.Minimum AgeThe minimum age for this activity is 12 years old, under 16's need to be accompanied by an adult.AvailabilityThis experience is available on selected dates, from June to September.Available LocationsAberdeenshire - AberdeenAyrshire - AyrAyrshire - Long CrendonBedfordshire - WoburnBuckinghamshire - Milton KeynesDenbighshire - LlangollenDerbyshire - ChesterfieldDorset - BournemouthEssex - RomfordGloucestershire - GloucesterGloucestershire - KembleGreater Manchester - ManchesterHampshire - AndovaHampshire - Lee-on-SolentHertfordshire - ElstreeKent - ShorehamLancashire - BlackpoolMidlothian - DalkeithMidlothian - EdiburghNorth Yorkshire - YorkNottinghamshire - NottinghamPerthshire - PerthPowys - WelshpoolStaffordshire - WolverhamptonStirlingshire - StrathblaneSurrey - RedhillTyne and Wear - NewcastleWarwickshire - KenilworthWarwickshire - Wellesbourne Mountford