5 Day Course

£749.00

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Description

5 Day Courses

& how they can help your gliding

The Challenge

If you’re looking to combine an exciting and interesting holiday with the opportunity to accelerate your journey to becoming a pilot, our five-day courses are just the ticket.

Whether you’re starting from scratch or have some previous flying experience, the combination of low student to instructor ratio and continuity that a five day course allows put you in the best possible position to make rapid progress whilst having great fun.

Let the dream of learning to fly become a reality at The Gliding Centre.

Our modern high performance glider fleet, with both winch and aerotow facilities, and our team of highly experienced gliding instructors combine to allow you to progress safely and rapidly through the British Gliding Association training syllabus.

Looking for a holiday idea – with 5 days continuous flying you will make very good progress through the BGA syllabus.  This course is bookable midweek only during our summer season (April – September, excl. Bank Holidays) as a block of consecutive midweek days – could be Monday – Friday or perhaps Thursday and Friday followed by Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the next week.  The course will be tailored to your individual experience – maybe you have a number of launches in your log book but want to make more rapid progress towards solo. 

Each day you fly you will have a 6,000ft height allowance which can be flown on either aerotow or winch (each winch launch takes 1,000ft from the allowance but we regularly get 1,600ft at the top of our winch) or even in the motor glider which we use to teach exercises such as basic controls and circuit planning – each 30 minutes in the motor glider takes 3,000ft from the allowance. 

With a maximum of two students per instructor, you will make good progress on this course.  Includes 1 months membership and the course must be completed within two weeks.

All about the Five Day Course

If you’re looking to combine an exciting and interesting holiday with the opportunity to accelerate your journey to becoming a pilot, our five-day courses are just the ticket.

If you’re starting from scratch or have some previous flying experience, the combination of low student to instructor ratio and continuity that a five day course allows put you in the best possible position to make rapid progress whilst having great fun.

Each day, weather permitting you can expect to fly multiple times using either winch or aerotow launches depending on need.

By the end of the week, subject to weather, you’re likely to be handling the controls through the significant majority of your flights. You will almost certainly have achieved good maneuvering skills including through the launch phase.  You’ll be well on your way to learning circuit planning, the approach and landing.  Faster learners may even have had an introduction to more advanced elements of the syllabus including soaring techniques.

Your course fee includes:

  • All flying fees
  • All instruction
  • Log book / Training Record

Height Allowances:

Rather than be prescriptive about exactly which methods of launching you would like to try, we give you the choice. For each course you will have an allowance from which Winch Launches 'cost' 1,000ft and Aerotows 'cost' their actual height. So for instance 3 Winch launches and a 3,000ft Aerotow are worth 6,000ft in total. Some courses also include Motor Glider uses 3,000ft for 30 minutes. 

Accommodation:

We have a number of good value, simple and comfortable twin or single bedrooms available for booking at very reasonable rates.

You can bring a caravan or pitch a tent. Electrical hookup is available. Nearby there is a range of excellent B&B accommodation and self-catering cottages. Contact us and we’ll be happy to make recommendations.

Eating:

Our restaurant is usually open for breakfast and lunch during courses. Alternatively there are several excellent local pubs and eateries in the area.

Arranging your training:

When you buy a course from us we will email you a voucher and joining instructions, usually within one working day.

Once you have your voucher, you can then contact our office to book your course at a time convenient to you. The voucher is valid for one year after purchase, cannot be refunded or transfered.

If you have specific dates in mind, we will do our best to meet these, however there may be occasions when we cannot, due to prior bookings or for other reasons.  In that case we will agree another suitable date with you.

What about the weather?

We all know and love our wonderful British weather!  In fact, we can fly in most conditions, but some weather conditions are unsuitable for gliding, typically related to very strong winds, low cloud-base, poor visibility or rain.  We ask that you contact us either in the morning of your booked afternoon session or if you are booked to be with us at 9am for a morning session, you ring late afternoon the day before so that we can advise on the weather prospects.

Surrounding attractions:

Non-flying family and friends are welcome to stay with you during the course.  For the non-flyer, there are many local attractions within easy reach:

Some of the attractions within half an hour’s drive of the airfield are:

Local shopping areas include:

There are also excellent local websites that detail local attractions in the Market Harborough and Lutterworth areas

Let us take you to the clouds..

...then show us how far you can go!