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Anglia Gliding Club
An Army Gliding Association club based at Wattisham in Suffolk, with launching by winch and aerotow. Membership limited mainly to service personnel.
Banbury Gliding Club
Located in central England at Hinton in the Hedges, Northamptonshire. Launching is by aerotow. The club was formerly known as Aquila GC, and operates at weekends and bank holidays.
Bannerdown Gliding Club
RAFGSA club at Keevil airfield, near Devizes. Weekend, bank holidays and some mid-week flying. Also open to civilians. Winch and aerotow launches.
Bath, Wilts & North Dorset Gliding Club
A weekend club just south of Warminster. Aerotow and winch launching, with aerotow tug status displayed.
Bidford Gliding Centre
Bidford airfield is located 9 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. The club operates mid-week as well as at weekends. Launching is by aerotow.
Black Mountains Gliding Club
Based at Talgarth, near Brecon in Wales, the club launches by aerotow and operates mainly at weekends. Ridge and wave lift in most wind directions. Website features a Members Forum.
Booker Gliding Centre
Wycombe Air Park is situated close to Marlow. Operates every day with a variety of courses available. Launch by aerotow.
Borders Gliding Club
Based at Milfield Airfield, Northumberland. Weekend club with some midweek flying. Wave and ridge soaring. Features a webcam on the airfield.
Bowland Forest Gliding Club
The club-owned airfield is located at Chipping near Preston. Offers ridge soaring and occasional wave. Operates Sat, Sun, Wed and Fri with launching by winch.
Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club
Located at Nympsfield near Stroud, the site is renowned for thermal, ridge and wave soaring. Equipment status, weather and latest news and events are displayed.
Buckminster Gliding Club
Operates 7 days a week from Saltby airfield, near Stamford. Aerotow and winch launching. Variety of courses offered, including cross country and aerobatics.
Burn Gliding Club
Situated a mile from Selby in Yorkshire, the club offers winch and aerotow launches. Flying is on weekends and Thursdays, with regular wave soaring opportunities.
Cairngorm Gliding Club
Small club located in the Scottish Highlands by Feshiebridge, Kincraig. Operates weekends only. Offers wave, ridge and thermal soaring.
Cambridge Gliding Centre
Based at Gransden Lodge airfield. Aircraft, airfield and weather status are shown, with airfield webcams. Aerotow and winch launching. Operates year round.
Channel Gliding Club
Located close to Whitfield, near Dover. Operate at weekends and, by arrangement, on summer evenings. Launching is by winch. Access to airfield via farm track.
Cotswold Gliding Club
Operates from Aston Down airfield near Cirencester on weekends and Wednesdays. Launching is by winch, with occasional aerotows, usually to contact ridge and wave lift.
Darlton Gliding Club
Formerly Newark & Notts GC & Dukeries GC. Club news, events, duty rota and calendar shown. Operates from Darlton in Notts every Wed, Sat and Sun. Launching is by winch.
Dartmoor Gliding Society
Also known as Brentor. Small gliding club based between Bren Tor and Tavistock in South Devon. Operates Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and most Bank Holidays.
Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club
Located at Camphill in the Peak District, a hilltop site noted for ridge and wave soaring. Flies all week in summer by winch launch, and has a glider simulator. FAQs, videos and courses displayed.
Devon & Somerset Gliding Club
Also known as North Hill. Located near Honiton, Devon. Operates weekends and Bank Holidays with some midweek flying.
Dorset Gliding Club
Located at Eyres Field near Wareham, the club flies every weekend and in the summer on some weekdays. Features club information, articles and a useful set of links.
East Sussex Gliding Club
Also known as Ringmer, the club provides aerotow and winch launches. The airfield is located a few miles from Lewes. Operates at weekends, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays.
Located at Skelling Farm near Penrith, next to 45km long Cross Fell Ridge. Launching is by winch, and prior arrangement must be made before visiting. Website has a Forum.
Essex & Suffolk Gliding Club
Based at Wormingford near Colchester, the club operates every Sat, Sun, Wed and Fri, and on other days in July and August by arrangement. Launching is by winch.
Essex Gliding Club
Based at Ridgewell from April to October, otherwise at Wattisham. Discounts for younger members. Members area, airfield history and FAQs.
Fenland Gliding Club
An RAFGSA club based at Marham in Norfolk, also open to civilian members. Operates at weekends and public holidays, with launching by winch.
Four Counties Gliding Club
An RAFGSA club based at RAF Wittering near Stamford, Lincs. Launching by aerotow and winch, the club operates at weekends and Bank Holidays. Contains members area and news.
The Gliding Centre
A professionally run club based at Husbands Bosworth near Market Harborough. Operates full time all year round with winch and aerotow launching. Formerly known as the Soaring Centre.
The Herefordshire Gliding Club Ltd
Based at Shobdon Airfield, with newsletter, events listings, details of courses and other gliding links.
Highland Gliding Club
Gliding for pilots of all experience levels in the N.E. of Scotland. New members and visitors welcome. Located at Easterton Airfield, Birnie, near Elgin, Moray, Scotland.
Kent Gliding Club (KGC)
Reputedly the first BGA gliding club in the UK, KGC is located at Challock near Charing, on a soarable ridge. Launching is by aerotow and winch. The club operates every day in the summer and on Wednesdays and weekends in the winter.
Kestrel Gliding Club
The RAFGSA club is located at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the club operates at weekends and Public Holidays. Launching is by winch.
Lakes Gliding Club
Based at Walney airfield near Barrow-in-Furness in the Lake District. Launching is by aerotow from tarmac runways. Wave and ridge soaring conditions are common.
Lincolnshire Gliding Club
Based at Strubby airfield near Alford, the club operates mainly on Wednesdays and weekends. Launching is by winch and there is a members area on the website.
London Gliding Club
Based at Dunstable Downs, the club operates 364 days a year. The airfield is located close to a soarable ridge and launching is by aerotow and winch.
Midland Gliding Club
One of the oldest UK gliding sites, and located on top of the 1400' Long Mynd ridge. Ridge, thermal and wave soaring is possible. Operates at weekends and, from March to November every day, with launching by winch and bungee.
Needwood Forest Gliding Club
Operates at weekends, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays from Cross Hayes airfield, near Lichfield. Includes general information and gift vouchers. Launching is by winch.
Nene Valley Gliding Club
Upwood, Cambridgeshire. Information on gliding, the club fleet and flying lessons.
Norfolk Gliding Club
Located at Tibenham airfield near Long Stratton, offering large areas of unrestricted airspace. A Cadet scheme provides free flying to young persons.
North Wales Gliding Club
North Wales (Llantysilio) Gliding Club is just north of Llangollen in North Wales.
Northumbria Gliding Club
Club information and photo gallery. On-line members newsletter. Currock, North East England.
Oxford Gliding Club
Weston-on-the-Green airfield is located near Bicester. The club operates on weekends and Bank Holidays, with launching by winch. A Cadet Training Scheme offers cheaper flying for younger people.
Oxfordshire Sportflying Club
Operates Enstone aerodrome 7 days a week. Specialises in motor glider flying and training in a club atmosphere and welcomes visitors. Features an airfield webcam and Q&A page.
Peterborough and Spalding Gliding Club
Situated at Crowland airfield close to Market Deeping, launching is by aerotow only. The club operates at weekends and Bank Holidays.
Portsmouth Naval Gliding Club
Located on the former Naval base, HMS Daedalus, alongside the Solent at Lee on Solent. Operates mainly at the weekends.
Rattlesden Gliding Club
The club operates from Rattlesden airfield, near Bury St Edmunds, which has a tarmac runway. Launching is by aerotow and winch. Events, rostas and evening flying times are displayed.
Sackville Flying Club
The club operates with microlight and powered aircraft at Sackville Farm Airfield near Riseley on the Northamptonshire-Bedfordshire border.
The Scottish Gliding Centre
Based at Portmoak near Kinross, the Centre is the largest gliding club in Scotland and operates all year round. The comprehensive site includes a members area, webcam and live local weather.
Shalbourne Gliding Club
Situated near Shalbourne Wiltshire near the Hampshire, Berkshire border, the club is open weekends and most Wednesdays. Grass field site is winch launch only and offers a soarable ridge. Trial lessons and gift vouchers available.
Shenington Gliding Club
Includes photos, newsletters and membership information as well as details of trial lessons, gift vouchers and holiday courses. Located in Oxfordshire.
South Wales Gliding Club
Includes club newsletter, prices and club information.
Staffordshire Gliding Club
Seighford Airfield, Stafford. Details of fleet, costs, cadet scheme, member information and pictures.
Surrey Hills Gliding Club (South London Gliding Centre)
The Club also runs the South London Gliding Centre. Based at Kenley near Caterham, launching is by winch. Website contains a number of movies and a gliding simulator.
Trent Valley Gliding Club
Operates from Kirton-in-Lindsey near Scunthorpe at weekends and on Wednesday afternoons. Runs a bi-annual club gliding competition.
Ulster Gliding Club
Located at Bellarena, Co. Londonderry, Ireland. Operate at weekends and public holidays with some midweek flying.
Upward Bound Trust
A charity offering gliding/sailplane lessons for young people. News and History of the trust along with information on available courses, list of gliders and instructors, photo gallery and means of contact.
Vale of White Horse Gliding Club
Based at Sandhill Farm around 2.5 miles north east of Swindon. Operates mainly at the weekends.
Vectis Gliding Club
Aerotow launches from Bembridge, a grass airfield on the Isle of Wight. Operates on weekends, Wednesdays and public holidays.
Welland Gliding Club
A small club located at Lyveden near Corby. Operates at weekends and, in summer, on Wednesdays. Winch and aerotow launching. Special rules for winter flying.
Windrushers Gliding Club
Based at the famous RAF Bicester site, this new civilian club welcomes everyone interested in learning to glide.
Wolds Gliding Club
Located at Pocklington in the Yorkshire Wolds, 10 miles East of York. Details of flying, holidays, photos and competitions. Operates mid-week and weekends.
Wrekin Gliding Club
An RAFGSA club based at RAF Cosford near Wolverhampton, with winch and aerotow launching. Site features video clips, members area, latest news and online booking.
York Gliding Centre
Located at Rufforth Airfield, 4 miles west of York. Aero-tow and winch launching. Operate mainly at weekends with some mid-week flying.
Yorkshire Gliding Club
Situated at Sutton Bank 6 miles from Thirsk, with opportunities for wave and ridge lift. Aerotow or winch launch from grass runways, the site is open 364 days a year.
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