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Eyres Field

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.

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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 £99

Group lessons - contact the club for details.

We also offer a Coast Run experience flight for £199 and a one-day taster course for £199.

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.

Please read our frequently asked questions and information page before booking. For group trial lessons please use the contact form.

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Solo LandingIf you are interested in flying then maybe you should consider a trial lesson. You could also spend some time at Eyres' field to get a feel of the club before making any decision about membership.

Once you are a member of the club instruction is free, yes free! You only pay for the type of launch you have and for the time you spend in the air. All prices are detailed in the price list.

From your first lesson onwards you will follow a syllabus laid down by the British Gliding Association and follow their badge scheme. Instruction will be with one of our qualified instructors in a two seat dual-control glider. Instruction is at your pace, to suit your budget. We do not pressure anyone towards going solo, in fact, some people prefer to always fly with an instructor, we have some members who do not fly at all, they simple enjoy the community of the club.

 Not only can you learn to fly a glider but you will also learn the rules and procedures required for the safe running of the airfield; how to handle gliders and equipment, how launches are managed, how to inspect gliders, equipment and general airfield safety. Once experienced you might also learn how to operate the winch for launching gliders. The emphasis is always on safety both in the air and on the ground.   

As the club is run by its members for its members you are expected to get involved and assist with the operation of the airfield. Running a gliding club needs many varied skills and your skills might complement the existing skill base - as well as learning to fly a glider you might also learn other new skills.

Trial Lesson

The trial lesson lasts for around 15-20 minutes and you will get the opportunity to take the controls and get your first real feel of controlling a glider. If you are hooked then the next step would be membership of the club. You'll be issued with a log book and progress card and your training will commence.



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