Many people have an Introductory flight as a birthday present, or to celebrate a special occasion and a few take the plunge to join the club after their flight to become full time members of the gliding club and ultimately become solo pilots either in a glider or the Motor Glider.
To book an Introductory Motor Glider Flight call us on 07403 805 805
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly in a motor glider? Well at Portsmouth Naval Gliding Centre at Lee on Solent you can, so why not come along and have a go?
At the Portsmouth Naval Gliding Centre, we take pride in offering the best trial flights around. Not only do we have a dedicated team of Instructors to give you your first experience in a motor glider, but we also have an efficient booking service and timed flights, so you don't have to hang around the airfield in the hope that we can fit you in. Our prices are very competitive and if the smiles on the faces at the end of the flights are anything to go by we offer very good value for money.
The trial flight costs £80 and will last about 25 minutes.
To qualify for a flight, you need to be under 6' 5" (1.95m) in height and under 16 Stone 4 Lbs (228lbs or 103Kg) in weight
Trial flights are an opportunity for anyone to sample the delights of flying in a motor glider around the surrounding area. You are welcome to take a camera or video recorder along to record your flight, All that we ask is that there is a strap on the camera which can go round your neck or your wrist.
Before you know it, you'll be strapped in the co-pilot’s seat with the instructor sitting beside you ready for your first motor glider flight. You will taxi from the PNGC clubhouse to the end of the runway ready to take off for one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
The flight will last about 20 to 25 minutes and you can choose your route which can be a flight to the needles on the south side of the Isle of Wight or a flight along the coast, over Portsmouth and the surrounding area. You will have plenty of time to take in the view and take as many photos as you like.
The views from the air are exceptional, the Solent and the Isle of Wight are clearly visible. You can watch the yachts sailing in the Solent and there's usually some shipping entering and leaving Southampton Water or Portsmouth Harbour, so there is plenty for you to see.
With such an enjoyable flight the time flies in and before you know it you will be lining up for the runway and doing your landing approach back at the airfield at Lee on the Solent.
We are sure you will have a great time, but in case you have any questions then please phone the booking line on 07403 805 805 They will be happy to answer any of your questions and book your flight.
To book your Introductory flight please ring 07403 805 805 and talk to our Introductory flight co-ordinator If they're busy, please leave a message on the answering machine and they will get back to you as soon as they can.
You can email the booking co-ordinator by
clicking here (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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