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Gliding in North Wales

A really rather special place to take to the air you’ll delight in soaring over the hillsides around Llandegla when you have a go at gliding in Wales. With instructors who are keen to show those on taster lessons just how the sun and air alone can power your flight you’ll learn a lot on these lessons as well as loving the sky-high Welsh views. This popular North Wales club (or Clwb Gleido Gogledd Cymru in Welsh) uses a winch (cable launch) to get you airborne and depending on local weather conditions and forecast you will have one extended flight or up to three shorter flights during your time at the airfield. But this isn’t just a aerial excursion to see the sights of North Wales. Once you’ve launched gained height and settled in to your glider flight the pilot may very well hand you the controls so you will actually be steering the glider yourself as you soar like a bird with the sun and air powering you over stunning vistas. Expect to hear words like ‘lift’ ‘sink’ ‘pitch’ ‘roll’ ‘vario’ and even find out what ‘attitude’ (yes altitude not altitude!) and ‘strop’ means in the world of gliding. One of the best things about choosing to try out gliding out this Wales club is that you become a member of the club for 28 days allowing you to return another day and get discounted flights if you find you’re really hooked on flying! If you are more tempted by powered aircraft flights and taster lessons are available too from our main flying section. We think you’ll love gliding. This is the best of Wales and there are also great facilities nearby including a B&B and several fine pubs so why not make a weekend of your gliding lessons over North Wales and explore the local area afterwards too? And don’t forget to invite friends and family along to enjoy the gliding fun watching you from the ground. If  Wales is too far to travel Into the Blue offers gliding lessons at centres across the UK so there’s bound to be a suitable location for you.

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