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Learning to Fly Gliders

  • Trial Lessons
  • Half-Day Flying Courses
  • Day Flying Courses
  • Holiday Flying Courses
  • Go for Solo
  • Aerobatic Courses (post solo pilots only)
  • Club Flying
  • Bookable Lessons
We have about 30 fully qualified British Gliding Association instructors at the club, some of whose experience runs into several thousand soaring and instructing hours. All are volunteers, all will provide you with the same high level of friendly service whether you come for a Trial Flying Lesson, a Holiday Flying Course in our beautiful Kent countryside or join as a Full member. All instruction is free and each flight will be preceded by a thorough briefing on what you are going to do and why and followed by a review of the flight. Questions and suggestions are welcomed.

Kent Gliding Club is a flexible, customer-focused operation. If you want to fly and don't see the exact product you require, please call us and discuss your needs with one of our instructors. We will do our best to meet your needs. The best times to call are on Wednesdays, Fridays and at weekends between 9am and 5 pm, or leave a message for Julie on the answerphone: 01233 740274

A day's Gliding!

Club Flying

From 1 April to 30th September we operate 7 days a week. Training for Club members is provided on Wednesdays and at weekends, and at other times by prior arrangement. Your training follows a standardised programme with our BGA qualified instructors. The most common launch method at Challock is by winch which will take you to between 1000 -1200 feet above the airfield (although heights of 1500 feet have been known). We have two winches, a smaller one we use in the Winter and the Skylaunch winch (below) we use during the main season - March to October.

Our twin drum Skylaunch winch

Bookable Flying Lessons (Members)

Kent Gliding Club will fastrack your learning to your first solo once you become a member, with the ability to book a glider and instructor for a training session. Please call the office for details. Day and consecutive day courses are held at the Club during most weeks of the summer.

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