Facilities

Our airfield is in use all year round and we boast one of the few 7 days a weeks gliding operations in the country.

Our 3 tugs, Sky Launch Winch, hard runways and club glider fleet ensure that you can learn and launch whenever conditions are favourable. 

On top of this we also have a motivated rota of Instructors that love to fly and really love to teach. 

We have a purpose built modern clubhouse which provides facilities for socialising, kitchen, showers, toilets and a training briefing room.

We have some on site accommodation which is available at very affordable rates. Please contact our office for more details.

Club Equipment

Club Gliders

We have a fleet of Gliders that members can fly, 3 two seat gliders that can be used for training and 3 single seat gliders.

Member's Hangarage

When it's time to have your own glider we have some of the best hangars to keep it in. Both modern and spacious they are also close to the runways.

Clubhouse

Where we get together and 'brief' for the coming day, relax and eat.

Club Tug

Our EuroFox Tug provides fast and efficient launching with costs kept to a minimum. This tug coupled to our hard runway means launches are fast and trouble free.

Juniors

Our Juniors have huge fun and learn to fly in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

Launch Point

New for this year, it's a great place to run the airfield from, with a dedicated briefing room and the ever essential Tea and Coffee making facilities.

Other Tugs

We have access to two extra tugs, making a total of three at the club.

A Robin and the countries only single seat Chipmunk.

Sky Launch Winch

Our Sky Launch 2 winch provides a fast and efficient way to get into the air.

Runways

We use 2 main runways to take off and they are both impervious to our wonderful British weather. Originally built for the airforce they continue to give us good service.

Falke MotorGlider

Used for learning how to fly a powered aircraft and how to fly Gliders Cross Country.

Club Aircraft

Perkoz

The newest addition to the BGC  training fleet. With a gliding performance that rivals advanced single-seat gliders it is capable of  cross country flying and it’s impressive handling characteristics means it is also used for aerobatic training.

ASK-21

This German-built training glider is known for it’s gentle handling characteristics making it ideal for those at the early stages of learning to fly. It’s high tolerances mean it can also be used for aerobatic training.

Ka-8 (JGB)

These vintage gliders are made from wood and canvas. With light controls and gentle characteristics, they are perfect for early-solo pilots. Always a pleasure to fly.

Falke MotorGlider

Our Motor Glider is still an economical way of getting time in the air and also is good fun to fly.

Astir

Ideal for post-solo pilots who wish start cross country flying. A Standard Class Sailplane, the
large wing area gives good low speed handling characteristics. 

Pirat

A great option for solo pilots wanting to soend as much time in the air even during challenging conditions. 

Ka-8 (JNN)

These vintage gliders are made from wood and canvas. With light controls and gentle characteristics, they are perfect for early-solo pilots. Always a pleasure to fly.

ASK-13

From basic training, through your advanced pre-solo training, then onto going solo and some great local flying - the K13 has a special place in our hearts.

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