Mini course. £199
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4000 ft Coast Run £199
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Mile High Club £250


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.

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 £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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The real costs

So, how much does gliding really cost?

Once you have paid your joining fee and annual subscription you pay for your launch type and time in the air on a per minute basis.

As a raw recruit it is recommended that your first flight is and aerotow, so, you pay the aerotow fee and the time in air fee. You can expect your first flights to be in the region of £40-45.

Generally, your flying as a trainee will normally be 2 or 3 winch launches with many flights being relatively short, in the region of 5 minutes. Where possible flights will be longer. So, for a typical days training you pay for the 2, 3 winch launches plus your time in the air.

If conditions permit and you are able to stay in the air longer, say for 20 to 30 minutes, then it is likely that you will only have the one flight that day.

On average the cost is in the region of £40-50 per week. However, if you cannot afford that much you could fly once per fortnight. Your progress will be slower and the cost to solo will ultimately be higher but your weekly cost is reduced. 














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