London Gliding Club

instructors

The BGA Instructor programme has several different types of Instructor ratings. Each type of instructor is able to teach different levels of students - and all have been through a comprehensive training syllabus and passed courses run by the BGA.

All instructors have flight time and experience requirements and have to have regular refreshers. As you will discover - our instructors are all passionate about gliding. They love it as much as you will!

Basic Instructors
Basic Instructors teach the first parts - providing an excellent introduction to flying. If you come on a trial lesson you will normally fly with a Basic Instructor.

Assistant Instructors & Full Instructors
Once you have advanced past the level of a Basic Instructor you continue your learning with Assistant and Full instructors. Each has learnt how to teach more advanced elements of flying - some even specialise in teaching cross country skills.

Aerobatic Instructor
Perhaps you fancy learning how to fly aerobatics? To learn properly and safely you need an instructor who has been certified to teach aerobatics!

Motor Glider Instructor
The London Gliding Club also has instructors who can teach you how to fly motor gliders - taking you all the way to a NPPL!
Chula Rupasinha - Assistant Instructor
Chula Rupasinha - Assistant Instructor image <1 of 2>

how did you start gliding?
My first flight was in the Air Cadets from RAF Gaydon. I was 13, and it was a T21 on the winch. I 'restarted' on a course at LGC in 1981
what do you love most about gliding?
Introducing people to flying. Because so many people don't think they can - but actually they can. I think it's because they can't imagine it!.
how many hours do you have?
2000 flights. I've been an instructor since 1985!
Daniel Jamin - Assistant Instructor
Daniel Jamin - Assistant Instructor image <2 of 2>

how did you start gliding?
Way back in 1965, but then I stopped for 22 years. An email from my power flying instructor got me going!
what do you love most about gliding?
I can be me again. I love the control over what you do, the social side and the challenge. I love the feeling of doing something worthwhile for yourself and others.
how many hours do you have?
I've been an instructor since 2004!
British Gliding Association - Instructors
Contact Us & Location
London Sailplanes Ltd, Trading as the London Gliding Club.
Tring Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2JP.
Office 01582 663 419
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Chula Rupasinha - Assistant Instructor
       
       how did you start gliding?
	    My first flight was in the Air Cadets from RAF Gaydon.  I was 13, and it was a T21 on the winch.  I 'restarted' on a course at LGC in 1981
	   what do you love most about gliding?
	    Introducing people to flying.  Because so many people don't think they can - but actually they can.  I think it's because they can't imagine it!.
	   how many hours do you have?
	    2000 flights.  I've been an instructor since 1985!
  Daniel Jamin - Assistant Instructor
       
       how did you start gliding?
	    Way back in 1965, but then I stopped for 22 years.  An email from my power flying instructor got me going!
	   what do you love most about gliding?
	    I can be me again.  I love the control over what you do, the social side and the challenge.  I love the feeling of doing something worthwhile for yourself and others.
	   how many hours do you have?
	    I've been an instructor since 2004!