Let the dream of learning to fly become a reality at The Gliding Centre, one of the premier gliding training facilities in the country.
Our modern high performance glider fleet, with both winch and aerotow facilities, and our team of highly experienced gliding instructors combine to allow you to progress safely and rapidly through the British Gliding Association training syllabus.
Our courses are tailored to your specific needs, whether you're brand new to gliding, an experienced pilot looking to develop advanced skills, or anywhere in between. Whether you're looking for a one-day intensive, or a five-day holiday, we can cater for your needs.
We structure courses to keep a very low student to instructor ratio to ensure that each student makes the best progress possible during their course. Typically we operate with no more than two students per instructor throughout the course. This means you can expect to make quick and safe progress throughout the whole course.
On our new starter courses, right from the beginning you're likely to be starting to control the glider at appropriate points in the flight. In the care of one of our highly experienced BGA-rated gliding instructors you will progress through well-structured briefings and flights designed to maximize your learning and fun.
When you aren’t in the air you'll still be fully involved. Gliding is a team game, so when you are not flying you'll be busy helping to run the launch point and retrieving gliders.
Arranging your course
When you buy a course from us we will email you a voucher and joining instructions, usually within one working day.
Once you have your voucher, you can then contact our office to book your course at a time convenient to you. The voucher is valid for twelve months from purchase and is non-refundable or transferrable.
If you have specific dates in mind, we will do our best to meet these, however there may be occasions when we cannot, due to prior bookings or for other reasons. In that case we will agree another suitable date with you.