Terms & Conditions

You can buy a Trial lesson voucher for yourself or as a present for someone else.

  • A voucher is valid for 12 months from the Date of Purchase.
  • Vouchers that have expired within the last 12 months may be revalidated subject to an Administration charge, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Older vouchers are not eligible for revalidation.
  • A voucher includes three months membership to the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, effective from the date of the Trial lesson.
  • A voucher entitles the holder to one Gliding lesson from an aerotow launch plus further flights during the three months Temporary Membership as a normal club member at normal club rates.
  • All lessons are with a qualified B.G.A. instructor in a two-seat glider.
  • To ensure safety, cameras and phones may only be taken in the glider if a neck or wrist strap is used.
  • Accompanying visitors are welcome, but must follow airfield layout and safety notices
  • The actual length of a flight is entirely dependent on the prevailing weather conditions but will generally be 15-20 minutes (maximum 30 minutes). Mile High flights are generally 25-30 minutes (maximum 60 minutes).
  • If an aerotow launch is unavailable you will be offered an alternative of two winch launches. If you prefer an aerotow launch, your Trial lesson can be rescheduled.
  • If a Mile High flight is unavailable due to low cloudbase, you will be offered an alternative of two 2000ft aerotows, or your Trial lesson can be rescheduled.
  • Trial lessons are bookable on any flying day - Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • We strongly advise you to call the club on the day to confirm that the weather is suitable for your trial lesson. Should it be unsuitable, your flight will have to be rescheduled.
  • BGA (Discover Gliding) Trial Lesson Vouchers are accepted but you will need to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be able to book a Trial lesson.
  • DSGC will refuse to fly any person who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or is in any other way unfit to fly at the appointed time. Under such circumstances, the voucher will be deemed to have been used and no refund / alternative time will be offered.
  • If you are uncertain about a Trial lesson or want to discuss things first, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Please make sure that you check the restrictions on pilot height and weight before purchasing a Trial lesson voucher. Young people under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian's written consent.  Also there are a few medical conditions which may make it unsafe to fly.

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