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Welcome to the Scottish Gliding Centre

JUNE 2021 UPDATE

We are open! There are however some new procedures in place to ensure we’re operating as safely and securely as we can. We’ve provided more detail below on how things are running at the moment and will continue to keep you updated here and on our social media channels.

VOUCHERS - FLIGHT EXPERIENCES AND MILE HIGH FLIGHTS

If you have a voucher for a flight experience, you’ll be pleased to know we have automatically extended the validity of all vouchers from 12 to 18 months. At present, these flights run on Tuesday and Friday evenings and bookings are now open. Please contact vouchers@scottishglidingcentre.co.uk for further info and your booking link.

MINI COURSES

Our Mini Courses run weekly every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and bookings are now open.  Please contact office@scottishglidingcentre.co.uk for more information on how to book.

LEARN TO GLIDE

We're excited to continue to offer our Learn to Glide package, which will get you well on your way to becoming a solo pilot. Those who have purchased a Learn to Glide package are able to start flying now, and this package includes full membership of the club for three months! Again, get in touch at office@scottishglidingcentre.co.uk for more information on how to get started on your gliding journey.

VISITING PILOTS

We are delighted to be able to welcome back all our visitors but would ask that you do not attend the airfield without first having made an appointment and making yourself aware of our covid procedures.

We are so pleased to be moving towards fully re-opening but we would point out that we are running at a reduced capacity in order to comply with covid regulations and keep all our staff and visitors safe.

As always, all flights and experiences are subject to weather conditions.

COVID-19 VIRUS

Members visiting the airfield are asked to comply with health and safety guidance issued by the Scottish Government as well as club policy.

Please ensure you are booked in before arriving at the site.  If you have not booked in then DO NOT travel to the airfield.

Please do not attend the airfield if you have ANY of the following symptoms:

  • High temperature
  • New and continuous cough
  • Loss of taste/sense of smell

Members are required to book on-line if they intend to travel to the airfield for any reason. Numbers on the airfield are limited to a maximum of 30 on any day.

 

Flight Experience

Flight Experience
Flight Experience

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Mini Course

Full Day Mini Course
Full Day Mini Course

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Learn to Glide

Learn To Glide Packages
Learn To Glide Packages

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“Whatever gliding is for you, we can make it happen.”

Ridge Soaring

Soaring on Benarty Hill

This is the simplest form of soaring, and flight is possible for many hours. On a good day, you could be airborne long after an light plane would run out of fuel!

Aerobatics

Inverted at the top of a loop

If you’re an adrenalin addict we can teach you to swoop, loop and dive.  Gliders can perform all the same figures that powered aircraft can!

Cross Country

An epic cross-country flight

Using just the energy in the atmosphere, pilots can fly to the furthest flung corners of Scotland and beyond.

Disability Gliding

WoA's adapted glider

Walking On Air is a charity based at the SGC, which provides gliding experiences for those with disabilities.  An adapted glider and clubhouse allows most people with disabilities exactly the same opportunities as the able bodied.

Many of our members use skills they have learnt gliding as the foundation of other forms of aviation. Gliding is a cheaper way of developing basic flying skills, and it develops a greater awareness of weather and terrain. Light aircraft and microlights are another challenge for glider pilots, but gliding usually remains our real passion in aviation.

We welcome individual pilots and expeditions from other clubs in the UK and overseas.  Our location gives opportunities for ridge soaring, thermal and wave flying, and our facilities are second to none.  Booking is required.  Click for more information.

Away to an Expedition
Away to an Expedition
  • Flying 364 days a year, weather permitting.  We don’t fly on Christmas Day;
  • Instruction available 7 days a week;
  • Breakfast and lunch available;
  • Basic accommodation – 5 single rooms, 4 twin rooms;
  • Training for all levels from complete beginners (ab-initio) to Bronze and beyond – a BGA Bronze badge is the gliding equivalent of a PPL;
  • Wheel-chair access to the clubhouse & accommodation.