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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

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

  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
    H&B LSA
    Sport England
    County Sport Network
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
  • O&W LSA
    NWL LSA
    Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA

Partners

  • Harborough LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
  • NWL LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Leicestershire County Council