One Day Gliding Course
Do you dream of learning to fly a glider? It can become a reality with us! Spend a whole day with us and experience what it’s like to be a Member at BGC.
Our 1 day course gives you 4 launches in total and full ground school and pre-flight briefings. With 2 aerotow & 2 winch launches you can make great 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.
We have a modern glider fleet, 7 day a week operations, powerful winch, aerotows and a team of highly experienced gliding instructors to make your dream a reality.
A full day on the airfield gliding with your dedicated aircraft and instructor. You will spend the day with a BGA qualified instructor with up to 2 hours flying depending on soaring conditions using the winch and aerotow. This busy day consists of briefings and flying instruction covering areas such as effects of controls, gliding exercises and airfield safety. Along with the flying you will by the end of the day also have experienced what it feels like to be part of the BGC team. You will also receive 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.