Gliding lessons over North York Moors

Thirsk, North Yorkshire

The ultimate free flying experience.


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a glider soaring high above the North York Moors… If you’ve got a head for heights and the being ratcheted up to a thousand feet in a matter of seconds fills you with excitement more than trepidation, a gliding lesson might be just the ticket.

For views, this vantage point takes some beating.To avoid a mid-air freak out, it’s important to point out that gliders aren’t supposed to have engines. So when your glider is released, there’s no need to panic. Instead, enjoy the solitude, calm and downright eerie silence of this strange sensation as you soar through the air using only riding air currents to keep you aloft.

A qualified instructor will demonstrate the flying controls, as well as explain how the glider uses lift to stay airborne. You even get a chance to have a go yourself and really feel like Superman. Depending on the conditions your flight can be a peaceful experience or an exhilarating one as you constantly adapt to what’s around you.

But whatever happens up there, one thing is for sure: you’ll be flying high for weeks to come.


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