EASA Pilot Licensing

ESGC have a structure in place to assist members achieve any necessary privileges before the April 2015 Part-FCL application deadline for Pilot Licensing.  We are now scheduling slots for those members who are specifically looking to attain their Bronze Badge and Cross Country Endorsement within the first quarter of 2014, so please don’t hesitate to contact […]

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Club Membership

Become a Gliding Club Member

If you are serious about becoming a glider pilot, then why not join ESGC as an adult member for £430 right now, or contact us to talk about other membership options. For safety reasons, all members and visitors who fly with us must meet or exceed certain minimum medical requirements, and be neither too heavy nor […]

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Gliding Experience

Buy a Gliding Experience

Gliding Experience A Gliding Experience consists of a single winch launch leading to a soaring flight of approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Time in the air is very dependent on the time of year and the weather conditions at the time of the flight. Gliding Experience flights must be booked in advance. Bookings are available […]

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Gliding Day Course

Attend a Go For Gliding Mini-Course

Go For Gliding Mini-Course Whilst we do offer short trial lessons, a much better-value alternative is to take a Go For Gliding Mini-Course. This consists of 6 winch launches, or 3 winch launches with extended soaring flights, or a combination of both. The instruction will be more intensive, and a full briefing on gliding and the […]

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London Southend Airport

Southend Airport Airspace Grab!

As anticipated, London Southend Airport are looking to acquire a huge slice of Class D airspace which, if granted, will extend from the Thames estuary all the way up to Clacton, and effectively  making glider flights to our South untenable. Can we do anything to counter this proposal? AOPA’s statement indicates that it’s a done […]

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Glider Finish

BGA 2014 Nationals Competition Calendar

The dates and venues for next year’s Nationals are as follows; Standard Class/Open Class Nationals (Lasham): 24th May to 1st June 2014 18m Class Nationals (Husbands Bosworth): 5th to 13th July 2014 Club Class Nationals (Dunstable): 26th July to 3rd August 2014 15m Class Nationals (Tibenham): 16th to 24th August 2014 Junior Championships (Lasham): 16th to […]

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