OGC is a friendly and affordable club located at Weston on the Green in Oxfordshire, just off J9 of the M40, in D129. Our central location combined with one of the largest grass fields in the UK, makes OGC perfect for members looking to enjoy longer flights and versatile cross-country flying. Our Dyneema equipped winch is capable of launches over 2,000 feet, even in light winds, and the large airfield allows for a set-up in any direction with easy un-restricted circuit planning.
We are primarily a weekend club as we share the airfield with RAF parachute training who operate mid-week. We can however operate whenever there is no RAF activity. There can be occasions when due to increased RAF parachuting activity, our operation can be restricted during the weekends, however these occasions are rare and forecast in advance. We have a good relationship with the RAF and even on those occasions can often work around the drop schedule to launch gliders on task
Our purpose-built hangar is adjoined to the clubhouse with excellent facilities for social events and flight planning. We have a very well-equipped glider workshop available to private owners. The surrounding grounds are utilised for trailer and caravan parking, so members can keep their aircraft on site. There is a caravan parking area with allocated spaces for sixteen caravans and a camping ground for tents and camper vans.
We are a social club. Summer evenings are normally spent with a tasty barbeque around a bonfire. There is a provision for non-flying membership so weekends at OGC are family friendly occasions.
We usually have at least one expedition a year. Ridge and wave sites are popular in the spring and autumn, with regular trips to Talgarth, Denbigh and further afield to Scotland and the Alps. OGC has something for everyone from the social local soarer to the keen cross-country explorer.