We glide because we love the challenge .. Are you up to the challenge?
We glide because we love the excitement .. Do you want the excitement?
We glide because we are amazed by the power of nature .. Do you want to be amazed?
We glide because we like to see a different view of the world .. Do you want different view of the world too?
Join Dorset Gliding Club.
Dorset Gliding Club, situated close to the Purbeck Hills is a friendly local club that welcomes visitors and new members. The club is affiliated to the British Gliding Association.
We fly most weekends and some weekdays during the summer. If you are interested in gliding and would like to find out more then please browse this site or why not pay us a visit or apply for a trial lesson.
Read more about being a member here
Trial Lessons are not only a great gift but also an ideal introduction to gliding for anyone considering membership.
The cost of a trial lesson is £95.
To apply, download the application form by clicking here. Save, print and complete the form. Return it with a cheque to the address printed on the form. You will receive the voucher by post which has details about how to book the flight. Vouchers are valid for 1 year.
Dorset Gliding Club's New Tug Aircraft
Dorset Gliding Club’s brand new Eurofox has now entered service, providing aerotows for our members and visitors enjoying air experience flights.
The Eurofox is a modern and efficient platform for the club. The new tug aircraft provides good climb rates whilst towing gliders. The modern water-cooled Rotax engine allows rapid descent back to the airfield reducing turn around times between launches, and also gives much more fuel and cost efficient operations.
The modern engine together with the “DUC Windspoon” propeller, has resulted in a quieter aircraft, which is important for the environment and the local residents.
The Eurofox operates on a permit to fly issued by the Light Aircraft Association. This aeroplane is becoming a firm favourite amongst gliding clubs, with more than a dozen examples now flying as tug aircraft in the UK. The aircraft was financed entirely by the club's members, and promises to allow them to pursue their sport of soaring over the beautiful Dorset countryside for the foreseeable future.
The full flying fee for the year starting April 2014 will be £372 a rise of only £1 per month. The only other change is that the aero-tow fee will be £30 for a 2000ft tow with an additional £5 per 500 ft above that.
Full details of the new prices can be found here.
Discounts are available for group bookings.
We offer the option of a winch launch or aerotow ( or a mix of both )
If you are interested then drop us an email, our contact form can be found here. Alternatively pop into the club and have a chat.
Are you interested in gliding but are not sure what it is really all about? Then the intensive one day course might be for you.
For £199 come and spend the day with us at Dorset Gliding Club and get a real idea of what it is all about. The offer includes 2 Aero-tows and 2 Winch launches plus briefings and logbook.Read more...
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