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Trial Flight Experience
For anyone who thinks that they might like to take up gliding, or looking for a thrilling day out, or as an unusual gift, or for the merely curious, a trial flight is an ideal introduction to this exhilarating sport.
In common with many other gliding clubs belonging to the British Gliding Association, the Scottish Gliding Centre offers this opportunity so that members of the public can experience at first hand the thrill of silent flight.
Trial flights are available during the evening on Tuesdays during the summer months (start of April to the end of August). Other times are sometimes possible (contact the office for details) but aren't guaranteed.
view across Loch Leven towards the Ochils with Ballingry in the foreground
You can have a flight of approximately 20 minutes with an instructor in one of the club's two seat training aircraft. You can elect to take the controls yourself, perhaps take photographs or a video, or just experience the sensations.
Depending on the weather you will experience hill lift, soar in thermals, or perhaps fly in "wave" or simply float down from a high aerotow (up to about 2,500 feet). Either way it is the experience of a lifetime floating quietly and effortlessly above some of Scotland's most spectacular countryside. From a typical aerotow, as well as the local and Ochil hill ridges and Loch Leven, you can see across both the rivers Forth and Tay and as far afield as the Grampian mountains.

A Trial Flight voucher costs just 85 and you can buy one for yourself or as a present for someone else.
You can BUY ON-LINE NOW or alternatively, you can purchase a voucher by post.

Please send your cheque made out to 'The Scottish Gliding Centre' to:-

The Scottish Gliding Centre,
Portmoak Airfield,
KY13 9JJ

along with the name of the person for whom the voucher is being purchased, and the name and address to which it is to be sent.
Trial Flight Voucher

There are some legal and safety restrictions on persons taking trial flights. Children must be 14 years of age or older and those under the age of 18 will require a parent's or guardian's written consent. Persons much heavier than about 16 stones or unusually tall or short persons may not be able to be accommodated in our gliders. Also there are a few medical conditions which may make it unsafe to fly. If you are uncertain or want to discuss things first please contact the club for further information.

Portmoak Airfield, Scotlandwell, Near Kinross KY13 9JJ    Tel. 01592 840543    Office Hours   Contact Us