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Long Mynd, Shropshire 01588 650206
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Trial Lessons make ideal Christmas, anniversary or birthday presents for men and women of all ages from 12 to 90. Purchase a Trial Lesson now and we will send a voucher on your behalf, to anywhere you request, to be exchanged for a Trial Lesson within the next 12 months.
     
Trial Lessons and One Day Courses at the Mynd

 

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OPTION ONE
An Introduction to Powerless Flight at the Midland Gliding Club


One of the best ways to see if you might like gliding is to have a trial lesson. This involves one or two launches by winch or up to 20 minutes flying time, depending on conditions during which you will be introduced to the characteristics of the aeroplane and the principal controls. If possible you will be encouraged to take control of the plane and to feel what is like to fly it yourself. Of course you will be in a two seat trainer with an experienced instructor who will do the launch and the landing and will demonstrate the principal maneuvers.

Due to the flight limitations of our gliders there is a weight limit of 16 stones (102 kilos)



Price: £95
dates and times must be booked ahead from the office. We are now doing special trial lesson evenings on Friday nights throughout the summer. Ask for details.

You can order and pay for a trial lesson now using PayPal as our payment gateway if you hold a current credit or debit card. Just click the Pay Now button below. You do not need to have a PayPal account but if you wish you can register for one instantly. Alternatively you can ring the office on 01588 650206 and use your card over the phone. During the winter months the office is attended only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The voucher will be posted to any address you state and is valid for up to 12 months.

Trial lessons include 3 months temporary club membership. Vouchers can only be used at the Midland Gliding Club
.

Note: if you wish to purchase this trial lesson as a gift for someone else please email office@longmynd.com with details of your name and the name of the person you want to appear on the voucher along with the address to which you want it sent, after you have filled in your payment details

OPTION TWO
A Premium Trial Lesson at Midland Gliding Club


You will get one, two or three winch launches or up to 30 minutes flying time if the conditions allow. You will be introduced to the characteristics of the aeroplane and the principal controls. You will be encouraged to take control of the plane and to feel what is like to fly it yourself. Of course you will be in a two seat trainer with an experienced instructor who will do the launch and the landing and will demonstrate the principal maneuvers.

Due to the flight limitations of our gliders there is a weight limit of 16 stones (102 kilos)

Price: £145 dates and times must be booked ahead from the office. We are now doing special trial lesson evenings on Friday nights throughout the summer. Ask for details.

You can order and pay for a trial lesson now using PayPal as our payment gateway if you hold a current credit or debit card. Just click the Pay Now button below. You do not need to have a PayPal account but if you wish you can register for one instantly. Alternatively you can ring the office on 01588 650206 and use your card over the phone. During the winter months the office is attended only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The voucher will be posted to any address you state and is valid until September 30th 2012.

Trial lessons include 3 months temporary club membership. Vouchers can only be used at the Midland Gliding Club
.

Note: if you wish to purchase this trial lesson as a gift for someone else please email office@longmynd.com with details of your name and the name of the person you want to appear on the voucher along with the address to which you want it sent, after you have filled in your payment details

OPTION THREE
A Day to Remember at the Mynd

All the benefits of the standard Trial Lesson but with overnight accommodation in a double en-suite room, Saturday night dinner and Sunday breakfast in the club house with our resident caterers included. You can bring your spouse or partner along for an extra £35 (payable separately on arrival).

Book your flight for Saturday afternoon, stay for dinner, enjoy the fun in the bar, you don't have to drive home, fly again Sunday at member rates. Or arrive Saturday evening in time for dinner (before 7:30 pm), have your trial lesson Sunday morning, fly again at member rates in the afternoon.

Trial lessons include 3 months temporary club membership. Vouchers can only be used at the Midland Gliding Club.

Due to the flight limitations of our gliders there is a weight limit of 16 stones (102 kilos)

Price: £155 dates and times must be booked ahead from the office

You can order and pay for a trial lesson now using PayPal as our payment gateway if you hold a current credit or debit card. Just click the Pay Now button below. You do not need to have a PayPal account but if you wish you can register for one instantly. Alternatively you can ring the office on 01588 650206 and use your card over the phone. During the winter months the office is attended only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The voucher will be posted to any address you state and is valid for up to 12 months.

Trial lessons include 3 months temporary club membership. Vouchers can only be used at the Midland Gliding Club
.

Note: if you wish to purchase this Premium Day as a gift for someone else please email office@longmynd.com with details of your name and the name of the person you want to appear on the voucher along with the address to which you want it sent, after you have filled in your payment details

OPTION FOUR
A weekday ONE DAY COURSE at the Midland Gliding Club


For anyone who is thinking of taking up gliding, we offer a full day at the Midland Gliding Club. This one-day course will give you a comprehensive introduction to the sport and an insight into what the club offers to members. It includes three month’s membership, during which you will have full use of the club’s facilities with flying at member’s rates and all instruction free or if you do decide to join the club within one week of the course you will receive a £100 discount on your membership fee.
 
During the one-day course you will be looked after by one of our qualified instructors. You will be given a safety briefing followed by an introduction to our gliders and operations on the airfield before going flying. Your instructor will fly the launches and the landings, introduce you to the flying characteristics of the glider and the principal controls, and encourage you to take your first steps to becoming a glider pilot by taking the controls yourself. We guarantee that you will have at least three flights with a minimum of one hour in a two-seat training glider; if weather conditions prevent you completing the launches and flying on the day, you can come back on another day to complete your flying .

Due to the flight limitations of our gliders there is a weight limit of 16 stones (102 kilos)

Price: £165
including three month’s club membership or £100 refunded against membership fees if you join the MGC within one week of the course. Dates and times must be booked ahead from the office. Ask for details,


Trial lessons include 3 months temporary club membership. Vouchers can only be used at the Midland Gliding Club.

Note: if you wish to purchase this voucher as a gift for someone else please email office@longmynd.com with details of your name and the name of the person you want to appear on the voucher along with the address to which you want it sent, after you have filled in your payment details

The Railways & Transport Safety Act lays down alcohol limits for those flying aircraft, including gliders. This regulation covers all crew members and includes those taking trial lessons. You are advised not to drink any alcohol for at least 24 hours before flying. The allowable limit is 25% of that for driving - virtually zero.

 

Please read the following very carefully before purchasing a voucher or booking a trial flight

Gliding is an adventure sport and, although we take safety very seriously we cannot guarantee the same security as you’d expect on a commercial flight. The flights are intended to give you an introduction to gliding as a student pilot. Therefore you have to abide by the Club rules and conditions and acknowledge this by completing and signing a temporary membership form.

One aspect of safety is that we don’t operate when the weather is unsuitable. As a general guide we don’t fly visitors if the wind is stronger than 20mph or very gusty, or the cloud is lower than 1000’ or it is misty, raining or snowing. Furthermore all flights are subject to postponement or cancellation for operational reasons including un-serviceability of the gliders and launch equipment. We’ll try our best to fly you when you are booked in but, if we can’t for any reason, we’ll book you in for the next available date which suits you or give you a full refund.

There are some constraints on who we can fly. Firstly all gliders are limited in the maximum weight that can be carried. Therefore we can fly you only if you weigh 228lbs or less (i.e. about 16 stone or 102Kg). There isn’t a minimum weight but very light people may have to fly in the rear seat. There are no specific height limits although very tall people may not fit into the cockpit and very small people may not fit safely into the parachute or seat harness. Therefore we normally fly children only over the age of 12, and then only when accompanied to the club by responsible adults who can sign the membership form on their behalf.

Finally, although it should be obvious, we cannot fly anyone who has taken any alcohol (or drugs) on the day of the flight – the alcohol limit for any form of flying is virtually zero.

 
 
 
 
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Trial lessons make fantastic presents all year round. We will give you a voucher that can be given to your husband, daughter, anyone at all. It is valid for 12 months and comes with 3 months temporary club membership.

Three Ways to Pay
Just call 01588 650206 and use your credit card over the phone.



or use PayPal to send a secure payment online. PayPal

Or send a cheque or postal order to
Midland Gliding Club. Long Mynd, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6TA
stating which voucher you want, who it is for and where you would like it sent.

 
 
 
   
 
 

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