Junior Gliding

Learn to fly at any age

Fly solo from the age of 14 whilst learning important life skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Flying Fun

Juniors are glider pilots aged 25 years or younger. The UK minimum age for flying solo is 14, although aspiring pilots can begin to learn before then. Age is just a number in gliding, and Junior doesn’t mean inexperienced. Members have gone on to be qualified pilots, instructors and serve on the club’s committee, all while still being a “Junior”.

Buckminster Gliding Club is a Junior Gliding Centre (JGC) accredited by the British Gliding Association. Specific policies are in place relating to the supervision, safeguarding, and personal development. This includes a comprehensive child protection policy, allowing the next generation of glider pilots to flourish in a safe, supervised, and welcoming environment.

BGC also participates in nationally run UK Junior Gliding events, for young pilots across the country. These events are aimed at a variety of experience levels, and offer a great chance to socialize with fellow junior pilots.

For more information on events, funding opportunities, and JGCs see the UKJG website.


Loughborough Students

LSUGC is Loughborough Students’ Union Gliding Club. They fly with us here at Saltby and offer affordable flying to the students of Loughborough University. The training is reasonably priced with the chance to become a solo glider pilot but that’s only the start, once a solo pilot you can progress your new-found aviation skills further and train for aerobatics and cross country flying.

Ready to find out more?

Get in contact with us to learn more about our Junior Membership, how we can help you learn to fly and the things our Juniors get up to. 

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