Learn To Fly
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
-Leonardo da Vinci
With over 75 years of experience teaching people to fly, we can provide a high quality of instruction to each and every ab-initio pilot. OGC's instructors are all trained and qualified volunteers, donating their time and teaching to the club to help you get solo. Their passion for aviation is infectious and they all want you to be the best pilot you can be.
Flight operations are managed on the airfield by our members. Everyone gets stuck in and learns not only how to fly, but how to run an airfield, drive the winch and launch aircraft. You'll be encouraged to become involved as soon as you join.
Flexible Member Rates
We offer concessionary membership priced at £520 per annum (including all the costs associated with flying once a week) to those on low or modest income that can sufficiently demonstrate to the club that they are unable to pay more than this.
Please contact the club secretary for more details using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Award-winning safety record
Winning British Gliding Association awards, safety is at the forefront of everything we do, both on the ground and in the air.
High winch launches
Because of our large airfield, we can sometimes offer winch launches to the same heights as a traditional aerotow at the fraction of the cost
Close links with British Gliding
Our members work closely with the British Gliding Association to improve the sport of gliding at events and airfields alike.
Complete club integration
The integration of flying, maintenance and operations at our club allow you to learn new skills for life, whilst making great friends.
High availability of instructors
With nearly a third of the membership registered BGA instructors, and two rostered on every flying day.
Three two seat training aircraft
With a varied training fleet, we have both a K13 and a K21 solo-standard trainers, and the DG505 for post-solo training.
Full training kit provided
When you join the club, you'll be provided with a log book, training card and other important items.
More than just the first solo
With FAI badges, cross country flights and competitions, there's more to gliding than just your first solo flight.