Before you fly, you will be asked to sign a medical disclaimer. This is for your safety, and the safety of your instructor. This is the relevant extract from the form:
I hereby apply for Temporary Membership of Stratford-on-Avon Gliding Club and agree to be bound by the Rules and Regulations of the Club. Payment of the Trial Lesson fee entitles the applicant to 28 days membership of the Club.
I declare that:
- I do not suffer from epilepsy or from sudden attacks of fainting or giddiness or from any other disability, mental or physical, which would be likely to result in the flying of a glider by me being a source of danger to myself or to others.
- I am not taking any medication that would preclude me from operating machinery or driving a vehicle, nor am I suffering from any condition for which my GP has advised me not to drive.
- I have not taken part in any activity such as scuba diving in the last 48 hours which would prevent me from travelling on a commercial airline as a passenger.
- I understand that it is my responsibility to inform the Club of any change occurring which would affect this declaration of fitness. I understand that gliding is considered a dangerous activity sport and that I fly at my own risk.
As a guideline, if you’re fit to drive a car, you’re fit to fly.