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Facilities at our Flying Club

Hive of flying activity at Challock

Our modern Clubhouse

This is the hub of our non-flying activities and contains our Office, Briefing Room, Bar and Cafe, Parachute Store and Bedrooms. This is where you'll come if you've booked a Trial Lesson passenger flight, are starting a course or simply wish to make an enquiry about flying a glider. 

 

Julie in the Office

Julie in the Office

Julie works on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and handles all enquiries She provides a very warm welcome and can answer most questions; in the rare cases when she can't, she will rapidly put you in touch with someone who can. An answerphone operates on her days off: 01233 740274

 

Aerobatic flight explained

Flying Briefing Room

An important area of our operations, the room contains all current relevant aviation charts.

CAA and BGA regulatory and advisory information, NOTAMS, other useful material for pilots and a computer for self briefing before flights. It also acts as a classroom for course students or one-to-one theoretical tuition: here Malcolm is briefing students on advanced glider aerobatics.

 

The Cafe

The flying club cafe

This is is run by Karen and is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays (and other times by arrangement) and Friday lunchtimes April to September for hot and cold meals. When the retaurant is closed facilities are available for making coffee and tea for a small charge.

See The Cafe so more details.

The relaxed seating and bar areas

A quiet seating area where you can have a chat, read or even have a snooze; the Bar opens post flying at weekends. We hold our Winter Aviation Talks here. Recent speakers have included Air Commodore Bill Croydon CBE (his career in the RAF), Ian Kirby (senior Flight Engineer on Concorde) and Derek Piggott.

Flying club bar area

The Club Bedrooms

We have a small number of bedrooms (singles and doubles) available at very reasonable rates. Please ask Julie in the Office for availability. Camping is possible on the airfield. For other accommodation in the area please see the Links menu on the Home Page.

                         Single bedroom for tired flyers        Bunk bedroom for tired flyers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wendy House 

Situated between the Clubhouse and the Hangars, this building is used for larger meetings including annual lectures for the Bronze Badge theory examination and flying briefings during the Club's Task (competition) Week in late August.

                             

The Glider Hangar

The Club fleet, some vintage gliders and some vehicles are house here.

Flying machines at rest in the Kent Gliding Club Hangar

The Tug Hangar

The Pawnee ready for another day of tugging.

Powered flying machines at Challock

 The Log Cabin

 This is towed out to the launch area each day and is the focal point for operations there.

                                     Waiting to fly at Challock

                                            

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