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"These slow glides in rising currents probably
hold out greater hope of extensive practice than any other method within man's reach... ...when gliding operators have attained
greater skill, they can, with comparative safety, maintain themselves in the air for hours at a time in this way, and thus
by constant practice so increase their knowledge and skill that they can rise into the higher air and search out the currents
which enable the soaring birds to transport themselves to any desired point by first rising in a circle and then sailing off
at a descending angle."
Wilbur Wright, Sept 18, 1901.
is many different things to many different people. For some, it is a hobby, and a way to meet new people. For others, it is
an inexpensive way to get airborne. For many, it is even the cutting edge sport of either racing or aerobatics. For all, though,
it is a silent and graceful way of flying without an engine.
is a sport that all can enjoy.Because training is carried out by highly qualified volunteers, learning to fly is inexpensive.
Once you are a member, a day at the Airfield flying and helping others to fly is going to cost you between £20-30!.
"For once you have tasted flight you
will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return."
Leonardo da Vinci
If you fancy becoming a pilot you will need between 40 to 80 takeoffs and landings
before you are allowed to fly without an instructor. This will cost you between £450 and £750 (on average) depending
on how quickly you pick it up. Read My first
Even better you could join one of our week
long training weeks for as little as £350.
gift vouchers are available for sale on-line Please visit a local gliding
club for more infomation. It can be a life changing experience gliding for the first time! With prices starting at £50
for up to 3 flights.