Open Days this weekend at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

10:03 20 May 2014

Gliding - generic picture

Gliding - generic picture

Archant

The Devon and Somerset Gliding Club is the largest gliding club in the South West and has enabled its members to enjoy the magic of gliding for over 60 years, writes Jill Harmer.

We have a modern fleet of club gliders, good club facilities and a team of British Gliding Association (BGA) qualified instructors, who provide training to help new members to learn to fly in the skies above the stunning East Devon countryside.

On the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, the club will be open to members of the public. For just £30, you will have the opportunity to experience this amazing sport first hand without having to pre-book. You will fly with one of our qualified instructors from a winch launch for up to 15 minutes, and will even be able to take the controls.

The club is based at North Hill airfield on the Blackdown Hills between Honiton and Cullompton where they provide training to members in a modern fleet of two-seater gliders. Once solo, members can fly one of the club’s single seat gliders. Launches are done by winch and by aerotow using the club’s own Piper Pawnee towplane.

Gliding spans all age groups and our members are drawn from a variety of backgrounds across the South West. The Club welcomes members of all ages, young people can fly solo from the age of 14, and there is no upper age limit. The Club has an extensive team of experienced, fully qualified BGA instructors to take members through from their very first flight to their first solo and beyond. The Club has been a BGA accredited Junior Gliding Centre for several years and has associations with Exeter University and Wellington School.

The clubhouse will be open throughout the weekend, with hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals available.

Last year, this was a very popular weekend and many people enjoyed their first flight in a glider. The Devon and Somerset Gliding Club were delighted to be able to present a cheque to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust from the proceeds of the event.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club is a non-profit making club, run by and on behalf of its members.

Gliding is an affordable, challenging and exciting sport for all. For more information visit www.dsgc.co.uk

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 14:20

Feniton ended Honiton Town’s 11-match winning run in the Macron League Premier Division when they drew 1-1 with the table toppers at their Mountbatten Park home.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:01

The Sidmouth leg of the seniors winter league held between Sidmouth, Lyme Regis and Axe Cliff Golf Clubs was held on an icy cold December day with freezing fog threatening to stop this second leg of teams of eight players from each of the three clubs, writes Chris Grubb.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:34

Millwey Rise went down by the odd goal in three when they visited Beer Reserves for their latest Macron League Division Five game, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:33

Honiton ladies had success in their first round of the national triples knockout Vivienne competition last week, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:22

Honiton Cricket Club is celebrating the award of a large grant towards their new net facility at their Mountbatten Park home.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:20

Offwell Rangers returned to action three weeks after a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Hemyock and will be disappointed not to have beaten Exwick Villa, having to settle for a point after a contest in which they had led 2-0.

Read more
Friday, December 2, 2016

Ottery St Mary completed the first half of their Macron League Division Four season with a 2-1 home success over Countess Wear.

Read more
Friday, December 2, 2016

Sidmouth Town Reserves suffered an embarrassing defeat on a hugely disappointing day at Silver Street, Willand, where they lost a Macron League Division One meeting 4-2.

Read more
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Honiton Running Club had a good turnout for the Bicton Blister and Bicton Lite races organised by Exmouth Harriers last Sunday, writes Judy Davey.

Read more
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Beer Albion fought hard to secure a precious league point in a 2-2 draw with Clyst Valley, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications