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.
Task week this year will be the first full week in August, from the first to the tenth of August.
In addition, any weekend that has a bank holiday Monday will be a flying weekend, to include the previous Friday.
If possible, and the weather and interest allows, we will attempt to fly every Friday as well as on Wednesdays and weekends. We have a seven-day a week facility - let's use it!
(Remember, if any day looks like good soaring is expected, it is always possible to get a crew together to fly on any day. Send a calling email around to start the ball rolling.)
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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