Five Day Gliding Course (Deposit)
Please note – We are currently selling deposits for our five-day courses to take place in 2022 – dates for the courses are to be confirmed at a later date.
Do you dream of learning to fly a glider? It can become a reality with us!
Our 5 day course gives you a whole week of tution so you can make some amazing progress. You will be assigned a BGA Instructor who will discuss what you would like to achieve during the day and work with you towards it.
This 5 day course includes a dedicated tuition aircraft and instructor. You will spend your time with a BGA qualified instructor and use the winch or aerotow to launch into the sky. These busy days consist of briefings and flying instruction covering all areas of gliding, such as the effects of controls, gliding exercises and airfield safety. Along with the flying you will also have experienced what it feels like to be part of the BGC team.
The full cost of our 5 day course is £500, £425 for 18-26 yrs Juniors & £375 14-18 yrs Juniors.
Once you have completed your course we also offer a 25% discount on your first year of membership with us! The office can give you all the details that you need.
Once you have made the deposit you can book in the course dates you would like with our office. The balance of the course needs to cleared no less than 4 weeks before the course start date. You will also be sent a copy of 'Passenger to Pilot', a BGA Flight Log Book and a BGC Training card to record your training flights and success.
There are no age limits on being a passenger in a glider. However you must be between 5ft (152cm) and 6ft 5 (195cm) and under 16 stone (100kg) with the minimum weight being 6.5 stone (40kg).
You must be capable of climbing into the glider and not suffer from any illness likely to cause a sudden change in your condition (such as epilepsy). Please call the office should you have any concerns or special requirements.