Hydraulic Cradle = front, rear and all wheel skids All angles, all action and all fun! Oversteer, understeer and emergency braking skills
You and up to two other drivers will be in the car Each driver will get around 40 minutes behind the wheel This venue uses cars in specially designed cradles to simulate different driving conditions
What can I expect?
This Essex skid control centre near Epping has been instructing drivers for well over 20 years. Under their expert tuition you will have fun but most importantly you'll learn valuable skills in a car on this very wet pan on an airfield setting in Essex that could save lives once you're back out driving on the public roads. This two hour course in the heart of Essex but away from all the cars on the roads, will teach you all about skidding and starts with a short briefing, before you move out onto the pan in one of the BMW or Ford skid cars. You will share the vehicle with two other drivers, each spending around 40 minutes at the wheel rotating through a variety of simulated skids and sliding situations. The idea is that you'll sweep across the pan at all angles and speeds, discovering what makes you skid, how you can avoid it and which way to steer when you feel the car slipping out of control. As these skid specialists will tell you, it's all about recognising the behaviour of the car on the pan and balancing the steering, brakes and throttle in order to regain control. This Essex venue is very well set up for skid training with a large pan area and lots of challenges to tackle too. As your skills and confidence increase, you will soon be able to push the car through a course combining gates, curves and emergency braking areas whilst maintaining control. In fact, you'll find that your reflex action when you start to skid is often the complete opposite to what you should do and this Essex team of expert drivers are only too willing to show you out on the pan.
When is it available?
Courses run all year round on weekdays and weekends and operate in nearly all weather conditions
North Weald Aerodrome near Epping with easy access from junction 6 or 7 of the M11 or junction 27 of the M25Spectator Facilities
This skid control course in Essex welcomes spectators who will have a good view of the action, along with access to the on site facilities There is a bar and restaurant on site providing hot and cold food and drink as well as toilets and sheltered viewing in poor weather More Info
All participants must be over 17 and have a minimum of basic driving knowledge No pets or animals are allowed on site