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Gliding

British Gliding Association

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Email
office@gliding.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0116 289 2956

Get Involved

Paragliding World Cup Tour 2018 - Italy

Sat, 23 Jun 2018 - Sat, 30 Jun 2018

What is Gliding?

Gliding involves flying in an engine-less aircraft

Gliding involves soaring at height of up to 30,000 feet and speeds of over 100mph in an engine-less aircraft. It uses the same naturally occurring currents of air that birds use to fly you can take to the skies and enjoy this exhilarating experience, no matter what your age, physical ability or background.

Costs

Gliding is an affordable way to take to the skies, especially when you consider that powered aircraft hire can cost around £150 per hour. At most clubs, you can expect to pay around £20 per hour to hire a glider, around £30 for an aerotow launch and around £8 for a winch launch.

Involvement

Clubs normally provide either an aerotow to around 2000ft followed by a flight of about 20 minutes or one or two shorter flights where you are launched by a glider winch.

The BGA offers a voucher which you can redeem for an introductory aerotow flight or two winch launches at over 80 member clubs around the country. As well as giving you a first taste of gliding, these vouchers make a great gift.

The BGA also offer a mini-course voucher for those who would like a little more in-depth introduction to the sport.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

  • Harborough District Council
    Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Loughborough University
    Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Charnwood Borough Council
    QUEST
    County Sport Network
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
    East Midlands Platform
    Blaby District Council

Partners

  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Leicester City Council
    Loughborough University
  • East Midlands Platform
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough District Council
    QUEST
  • Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
  • Sport England
    Blaby District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council