Gliding Courses

Interested in learning to glide or looking for a holiday that’s a little bit different? We’re running five-day and one-day courses throughout the summer.

Our five-day courses are perfect for people who want to learn to fly or to accelerate their training while our one-day courses give people an introduction to the sport. Regardless of whether you choose a one-day or five-day course, you’ll also get a feel for what’s involved and experience what it’s like to be a member of our club.

Five Day Gliding Courses:

Sorry, all of our currently scheduled course dates for 2024 are now booked. To register your interest in further course dates, Please contact us for details.

  • Monday 13th May 2024 – Sorry, this course week is sold out.
  • Monday 10th June 2024 – Sorry, this course week is sold out.
  • Monday 1st July 2024 – Sorry, this course week is sold out.
  • Monday 5th August 2024 – Sorry, this course week is sold out.

One Day Gliding Courses

Our one-day courses are available throughout the summer upon request. Please contact us to discuss availability.

What to expect

Our courses are aimed at all levels of ability, especially those who have not flown before, and are tailored to the individual. Training is provided by our British Gliding Association (BGA) qualified instructors and is mostly practical. Where appropriate there will be classroom explanations of what you’re learning in the air but few lectures, no bookwork, and absolutely no tests or exams.

A course will consist of a maximum of four course members with two instructors dedicated to them. Please note, if you’re new to gliding it’s unusual to go solo on a course.

A typical course day starts at 9am and finishes around 6pm.
– 09:00 : Prepare & check all equipment, vehicles and aircraft
– 10:00 : Daily briefing for all, followed by specific briefing for course members
– 10:30 : Flying commences
– 17:00 : Flying finishes and the gliders and equipment are packed away
– 17:30 : Debrief for Course member(s)

On each course day you can expect up to five launches or 75 minutes in the air (whichever comes first) – the length of each flight is mainly determined by the weather conditions at that time.

COURse typeprice
1 day course (adult)£225Includes membership* for 1 month, first course only
5 day course (adult)£750Includes membership* for 3 months, first course only

* Your membership entitles you to fly with us as a Club member at Club rates for either three months or 30 days (depending on whether you opt for a five-day or one-day course). You can even start your membership before your course if you wish.