Would you like to improve your flying?

The Gliding Centre is now offering learning weeks to allow you to develop your flying.

As one of the largest clubs in the UK and we can offer you:

  • Pre-Solo training
  • Bronze skills, test preparation & testing onsite
  • Basic Aerobatics
  • Aerotow conversion
  • Winch conversion
  • Cross-country training
  • Thermalling technique training

Your assigned instructor will always tailor your tuition to match your needs.

Why choose The Gliding Centre?

TGC is one of the largest and successful gliding clubs in the UK. Situated in the centre of the country we offer a huge variety of tasks and and thermal conditions away from seabreezes!

We have a fleet of 6 gliders, 4 two seaters and 2 singles seaters. We have 2 ASK21 for ab-initio and basic tuition, a DG505 for spinning and advanced training. Finally we have a Discus Duo for Cross Country training. The clubs 3 ‘SuperMonk’ tugs and 4 cable winch ensure there are always multiple ways to launch. Course dates will be arranged to mutual benefit. 

We have a comfortable club house with it’s own restaurant and bar. There are rooms available onsite and there are many local pubs and restaurants.

For more information please contact the club on 01858 880521 or you can purchase your course online here

The Club DG 505 – Whiskey 4

The club is the proud owner of a DG-505 called Whiskey 4 and we use her for more advanced training, club expeditions and learning spinning.

The Airfield

The airfield is perhaps the most important resource that we have and it is also owned by us.

Falke Motorglider

We offer our motorglider for training cross country landing circuits and Flight Experiences. Members can hire it by the hour.

The Club Duo Discus – HB1

This has to be one the very best two seat gliders ever made - the Duo Discus. We use her for advanced pilot and cross country training. She's often hired out by members for soaring, competitions and club expeditions. Recently fully reconditioned she's in 'as new'...

3 Chipmunk Tugs

Our 3 upgraded and now very powerful Chipmunks make sure that we can satisfy even the most demanding days aerotow needs. This means so you don't have to wait around to get into the sky.

The Training Gliders – 2 ASK21’s

The ASK 21 is perhaps the best training glider ever conceived and remains the choice for ab-initio Glider training all over the world. Safe and dependable these are the first gliders that you will learn to fly with your instructor.

The Launchpoint

The Launchpoint provides a place to plan your next cross country or brief for your next training flight, right next to the flight line, whatever the days weather brings.

Our 4 cable winch

The winch gives a fast and efficient way to get into the sky and with around 1600 feet on every launch it's a fabulous way to get airborne.