Club Cups & Awards

Every year the club presents members that have either acheived significant milestones or made great contributions to the club Trophies.

The Graham Smith Cup - John Inglis

For meritourious service to the club.

Challenge Shield - Jonathan Walker

Awarded to the overall winner of our Task Week

Task Week Tankard - Richard Large

Awarded to the winner of our Task Week Sports Class

Boomerang & Bosworth Trophy - Peter Harvey

Awarded to the pilot of the Longest Closed Ciruit Flight of the year

Open & Club Ladder Trophy - David Booth

Awarded to the club pilot with the highest position in the BGA Ladder

The Coventry Telegraph Cup - Simon Anthony

Awarded to the Pilot who has demonstrated the best progress in the year

The Jimmick Trophy - Jason Eccles

Awarded to the Pilot showing the most meritorious performance during the year

The Kettering Trophy - Paul Smith

Awarded to the Pilot completing the first Silver Badge of the year

The Diamond Goal Trophy - Richard Torr

Awarded to the pilot completing the first Diamond leg of the Year

The Group Cup - Frank Davis & Ken Payne

Awarded to the pilots of the syndicate with highest position in the BGA Ladder

Clipston Mutual Venture Trophy - Richard Large & Adam Gilmore

Awarded to the pilots for the best 2 seater performance of the year

Presidents Cup - Rory Ellis & Rob Cobb

Awarded to the pilots of the longest flight in a club glider

The Migration Cup - Ken Payne

Awarded to the pilot with the first 100k of the season

Winch Launch Trophy - Jonathan Walker

Awarded to the pilots with the first 100k, 300k or the longest flight from the winch during the year (whichever is furthest)

The Autumn Trophy - Russell Cheetham

Awarded to the pilot of the last 100k of the year

The Anderson Cup - Sydney Gilmore

Awarded for services to the Instruction of Glider Pilots during the year

The Tugging Piston - Jon Morris

Awarded for services to Tugging during the year

Falke Motorglider

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

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 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'...

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.

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 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.

The Airfield

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