Trial Flights at the Borders Gliding Club are fantastic. Gliding silently through the air is one of the best ways of seeing the Cheviot Hills - the thermals and free airspace mean that members regularly climb beyond 20,000 feet!
Trial flights are a lot less scary (you will not need oxygen for a start) but no less exciting. They can be taken on a Saturday or Sunday, weather permitting, and cost £75 (2017). If you telephone the club in advance on 01668 216284 on Friday, Saturday or Sunday they will do their best to arrange to fly you at a convenient time on the day you want.
Flights are dependent on the weather so it is always a good idea to telephone before setting off on the day. The club is based at Milfield airfield, between Wooler and Coldstream on the A697 (keep going straight through Rothbury, past Pauperhaugh and follow the A697 north - a left turn at the Angler's Arms).