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Gliding Experience in Devon
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Gliding Experience in Devon

By Southwest Motor Gliders
About
Totally unique experience offered with this trip. Take off and climb away using our 80hp Rotax engine and upon reaching 1 mile above sea level we will slowly reduce power and allow the engine to gently cool down. After about a minute of cooling we will stop the engine completely and become a proper glider with a glide ratio of 24 to 1. This should give us 15-20 minutes of silent engineless flight or more if we can find some thermals and go soaring with the birds.
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£149.00
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Ages 8-85
Duration: 45m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Pre-flight briefing and option to receive flying instruction if you would like
What's not included
  • We are unable to accommodate people above 95kg


Start:
  • The Aviator Coffee Bar and Restaurant, The Airfield, Dunkeswell, Honiton EX14 4LG, UK
    You’re pilot will be wearing a white hat
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 271190P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Maximum weight limit is 16 stone (101 kg)
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Gliding Experience in Devon?
    Gliding Experience in Devon price starts from £152.23. Discover and book Gliding Experience in Devon on Tripadvisor
    What is the Gliding Experience in Devon cancellation policy?
    Gliding Experience in Devon cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Gliding Experience in Devon on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Gliding Experience in Devon?
    Gliding Experience in Devon is hosted by Southwest Motor Gliders. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Southwest Motor Gliders on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Gliding Experience in Devon on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Gliding Experience in Devon?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 45m. Discover and book Gliding Experience in Devon on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 271190P2

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    • Southwest Motor Gliders
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      Joined in June 2020
    • Gavin R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable experience
      What a brilliant experience. I'm really pleased I went with a motor glider experience and not a light aircraft because of the bubble cockpit. The views were spectacular as we flew between the rain showers and over the Jurassic coast. Ian was brilliant, explaining everything and letting me fly on the way back. Wonderful and highly recommended
      Written 13 July 2023
    • L4621PGmarkl
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cancelled
      Could not fly due to adverse weather conditions operater offered full refund , will try again next year
      Written 10 June 2023
    • wkdkaos
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Simply Wow
      Exhilarating, amazing fun and extremely memorable... what a fantastic experience at a budget price... great communication with operator. Cannot express highly enough the professionalism of the operator, and being given the opportunity of a mini flying lesson is an added bonus to an awe inspiring experience.... life is about making memories, this will be high in most people's top ten.... book it....
      Written 18 September 2022
    • Mark_Bath_UK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Enjoyable flying experience and great views of the Jurassic coast
      An enjoyable hour in the air with Ian the pilot. We flew from Dunkeswell to the coast at Lyme Regis and then staying just out to sea along the Jurassic coast to Exmouth. Excellent views of all of the places and the cliffs along the way. We then flew North over the River Exe, over Exeter airport with air traffic control permission and back to Dunkeswell. I got to take the controls for about half of the journey with Ian obviously doing the complicated bits like take-off and landing.Average height was maybe 1500 feet and we had breezy but clear weather with quite a high cloud-base. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable experience and good value too. Recommended.
      Written 27 March 2022
    • Cjgraham1961
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience - Early Valentine Present from Wife!
      This was a great experience. Ian was very professional and calm. He carefully went through the pre-flight checks and explained the controls to me throughout the flight. As it was quite windy, we didn't glide but flew instead. As I had flown briefly 40 years ago briefly, he was keen for me to try again. He gave me a really long time at the controls and encouraged me all the time showing me the impact of each control. Excellent views and such a feeling of calm and safety. Ian is a very genuine guy and it was a pleasure to spend an hour with him.
      Written 13 February 2022
    • wendywQ7616RQ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Birthday trip over North Cornwall Coast
      My partner surprised me with a birthday gift to experience a flight over the North Cornwall Coast. Ian my pilot was excellent, very relaxed and clearly enjoying being me being a tour guid. The views were amazing and the smile did my face said it all. Thank you.
      Written 17 October 2021
    • dellp641
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Motor Glider Flight
      I treated the wife to a flight in the Motor Glider as a 60th birthday treat for her and also arranged for myself to have a flight straight after the wife had landed. What an experience it was. Ian explained what all the controls and dials were as he done his pre-flight checks. During the flight he allowed me to take control of the plane and experience the joy of piloting it. Amazed by how quiet it was and how little you had to move the joystick for the plane to respond. The views were amazing and Ian gave commentary as we went along to the North Devon coast. I can’t thank Ian enough for making the flight so enjoyable. I would recommend this experience to anyone who was thinking of having a flight. Once again Ian many thanks. It was an unbelievable experience, I was smiling all the back home.
      Written 14 July 2021
    • Fearless03823612193
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Outstanding!
      To begin with; Ian was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. It was my first time on a motor glider and I truly enjoyed the experience. Flying in a glider is an amazing experience and once Ian let me take the controls, it was outstanding. On top of that, stunning views of the Jurassic Coast are picturesque. I should add that compared to a standard light aircraft (Cessna or Piper) the views are better because of the canopy. I highly recommend it! Atilla
      Written 28 April 2021
    • MoD152
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Brilliant customer service
      Just purchased a gift voucher for my brothers 60th birthday. After searching many "buy a gift experience" website and reading reviews. It appeared that while buying the voucher was easy, booking the experience was not. I am so impressed with South West motor gliders, I was able to speak to them direct about the flight, they also edited the voucher for me after I had entered the wrong details. The price is very reasonable, I am excited and confident that my brother will have a fantastic experience, he can book date/time to suit him. Thanks Southwest Motor Gliders.
      Written 6 November 2020
    • Aviator2002
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      My flight in Ian,s powered glider was my 73rd birthday present from my wife and something I had always wanted to do so on the day of my flight 20/07/2020 I was very excited and after meeting Ian who is the most experienced and friendly person we went through the pre flight checks and taxied out onto the runway. During the 1 hour flight Ian pointed out places of interest to me and also gave me a go on the controls which as I had never done so before I found it quite hard work to keep the plane on track but with encouragement from Ian I managed to do it. Ian is a very well qualified and accomplished pilot who made me feel very safe in his capable hands and pointed out the places of interest all along the durrasic coastline as we flew along. All in all the best hour trip I could ever imagine and would certainly do it over again. To my wife for giving me such a wonderful gift and Ian who was very patient and knowledgeable pilot I thank you both as you made a not so old man very happy. Thanks John
      Written 22 July 2020
    • HoodJames
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic!
      Fantastic experience - highly recommended! Stunning views in the motor glider compared to standard light aircraft because of the canopy. You will not be disappointed!
      Written 29 June 2020
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    Megan T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Solo
    Ian the instructor was incredibly friendly and made me feel at ease the entire time. The experience was very enjoyable and I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone. Ian navigated with confidence and took me on a beautiful scenic route. I will definitely be looking to rebook in the future. 5* and more for you Ian! Thank you again.

    Ian
    Written 31 August 2023
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    Del
    Weymouth, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ian was first class. All my son could talk about on the trip hone was how much he enjoyed the whole experience. Fantastic!
    Written 14 August 2021
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