Learn to fly

Gliding is a very rewarding sport that provides an affordable method of learning to fly. Our qualified instructors give their time free of charge to take you through the tried and tested National Syllabus, leading towards your first solo flight. It’s all easier and less expensive than you might think.

Once you've “gone solo”, it doesn't stop there. There are activities and challenges which go on for ever, and the interest never ends! Whether you choose to soar away on adventurous cross-country flights, fly in competitions, achieve great heights, or just enjoy some gliding local to the airfield, it's entirely up to you.

Being a team sport based on volunteers, members turn up for the day to help run the operations, to enjoy flying, meet other members and discuss their experiences. Our daily operations are described on the Our Club page. It's best to come to the Daily Briefing at 09.30am to hear the plans for the day, and make your requirements known.

Learning to glide is focussed on you. So put your name on the flying list, discuss with your instructor the training syllabus towards your first solo, and together tailor each lesson to your specific needs. You will find that there is great flexibility in the training programme in content and flying experiences. Whilst learning, you may take part in cross country flying and even aerobatics if you wish.

The Club is a very friendly and supportive place to be. We have a fantastic clubhouse with a cafe and bar. Our members are also very friendly and are from all walks of life, they will help you as much as they can.  Gliding is a team sport, especially on the ground, and members form great friendships.

In short, gliding in an all-round fulfilling experience. For many of our members, it's not just a hobby, but a way of life!

Ways of learning to fly

Most people who learn to fly start with a first flight experience, then find they are hooked! Your first flight experience comes with three months Club Membership, which means that you can fly at Club member rates. Remember, the instruction is free! You pay only for the launch and glider rental. See our fees

If you find you enjoy gliding and want to take it up seriously, you can go forward in several ways. You can take out full membership and then come as often as you please to take your lessons, or you may consider one of our more intensive five-day courses.

Have a first flight

A first flight experience is a great way to try something new and experience the delights of soaring flight, or maybe you’d just like to take in the view!

Only £99.50+ P&P

First year introductory membership

First year introductory membership

This offer provides all of the benefits of full membership but additionally includes 15 flights within the one-off price.

Only £520.00+ P&P

Flying courses

Discover the delights and challenges of gliding on our five-day courses! Alternatively, if time is at a premium, try our one-day course.

From £185.00+ P&P

One-day flying courses

Our one-day gliding courses are designed for people that would like to sample gliding in more detail than a first flight experience would allow, but don’t wish to commit to our five-day course.

Only £185.00+ P&P

OR you can join as a member, then turn up and fly whenever you like!