Dartmoor Gliding Society is a small but very friendly club located on picturesque moorland in beautiful South West Devon within sight of the well known Brentor Church. We welcome visitors of all ages and abilities from absolute beginners to world champions.
Gliding is different things to different people but, whatever attracts you, you will discover you are embarking on a lifetime of learning and fun. As a general rule, gliding is fairly unrestrictive in who can fly.
We would like to offer you, or a loved one, the opportunity to experience powerless flight with a pilot fully qualified to take passengers in one of our dual controlled gliders. Come and marvel over stunning scenery in an adrenaline packed trial flight over Dartmoor.
The aim of the One Day Course is to give participants a fully immersive gliding experience including six winch launch flights during which pilot training with a BGA rated instructor will be available and experience of the ground operations will be gained. The idea is to encourage candidates to continue training and go on to become a glider pilot. At the end of the course students receive a training record card and completion certificate.
Learn to fly over the lovely scenery of Devon and Cornwall with a British Gliding Association qualified instructor following an approved syllabus in a dual controlled glider all the way from your first flight to going solo, and leading to a mixture of solo flying in a single seat glider and dual flying to improve your skills. Instruction is free you only pay for your flights.
We welcome family members to accompany and then watch their loved ones take their silent flight experience. Watch as they are launched into the air by one of our winches, experience motor less flight, and then land.
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“What a lovely bunch of people who really helped make my significant birthday treat that so much more special. From the first welcome, the introduction, brief but important safety chat and then the flight I was very impressed.
Set in a beautiful part of Devon the views get better the higher you go. If you have ever thought about trying gliding, don’t hesitate, just do it. Thank you Dartmoor Gliding.”