Facilities

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

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

We will have one of our Instructor team on a rota almost every day of the year ready to provide flight training for members who need it and supervise solo flying.

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 Gliders

Perkoz (S8Y)

The newest addition to our training fleet. With 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.

Grob 109a

This advanced Motor Glider is available for hire by club members to complete gliding exercises as well as being a good route into powered flying.

ASK21 (KNL)

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.

Astir (MWK)

Ideal for post-solo pilots who wish to start cross country flying. It has a reasonable performance while still being easy to handle.

Ka-8 (GDB)

This vintage glider is made from wood and canvas around a steel frame fuselage. It's gentle handling characteristics make it perfect for early solo pilots and those hunting for their first badges.

ASK-13 (EBZ)

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.

Club Equipment

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.

Launch Control

Our Launch Control ("Ell-sie") wagon provides a central point from which to coordinate flying, brief students and relax out of the elements. It contains facilities for tea and coffee making.

Club Tug

The club owns a Robin DR400 tow plane. A duty tug pilot will be rostered every flying day to facilitate aerotow launching.

Backup Tug

The club also has access to a privately owned Robin DR400 based on site, for use in the event that the club tug is offline.

Skylaunch Winch

The backbone of flying at Saltby, with more than 2500 launches a year, our Skylaunch II Winch provides a fast, efficient, and economical way to get into the air. Typical launch height is between 1300 and 1800 feet.

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.

Location

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