Trial Lessons and Vouchers remain valid until July 2022


The sheer beauty and pleasure of silent flight can be experienced with us here at Banbury Gliding Club. Our Gliding Trial Lesson package is an ideal gift for any occasion – more just a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Each flight involves a launch to 2,000 feet above the ground and lasts for up to 25 minutes. All for as little as £70 and this includes a £15 voucher towards our Introductory Membership package.   

Your instructor will brief you on the ground beforehand about the glider, the flight, and what to expect; you fly in the front cockpit of our two-seater glider and the instructor flies from the rear cockpit, which has full dual controls.

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After release from the tug aircraft, the instructor will, if you wish, show you the effects of the controls on the glider’s path, and you may take control under their guidance.


In favourable conditions, the instructor may be able to guide the glider into rising air and you may climb in the ‘thermal’ up to the bottom of the clouds – giving you longer to take in the stunning Northamptonshire countryside.

Once closer to the ground, the instructor will explain how he is setting up for the approach and landing, for which you, in the front, have a grandstand view, bringing your gliding trial lesson to a close. 


The Trial Lesson makes an ideal present, particularly for Christmas, Birthdays, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day, as well as a taster for those wishing to experience flight or try something new.

All of our instructors are fully qualified British Gliding Association instructors and are also volunteers. They are fully passionate about this activity and love sharing their enthusiasm with our guests.

Monday Summer Specials

Because our weekend trial flights are very popular and tend to get booked up well in advance, we’ve introduced an option to come along on some dedicated Mondays and get the same great experience at an even greater price with our “Monday Summer Special” deals.


Book a Trial Lesson

The links below will take you to the PayPal site where you can purchase your package. We will then send you a voucher by post and this will be valid until the end of 2021.  You can use the voucher to contact the club and book your lesson. 

Press the Buy Now button to purchase using a Card or PayPal (No PayPal account needed)