London Gliding Club

existing pilots

Already holding a PPL or being a paraglider will accelerate your training.

Although it won't reduce the flight time requirements, the knowledge and judgement you have gained will greatly help the learning process. Lessons will zoom along, only lightly touching on the parts you can already do - ensuring that you are fully able to be a glider pilot.

Unlike gaining a PPL gliding is a very hands on learning experience. The only exam you will take will be for your bronze exam, everything up to then will be done one on one with an instructor. Theory will be explained, demonstrated and then you will get to fly it.

Most importantly learning to glide won't break the bank. Rental of a K21 with an instructor will cost you only £44.40 an hour! Or you can pay a fixed price of £875 per year and only have to pay for launches.

own your own dreamship
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glider ownership is both pratical and realistic. Like cars, gliders can range from less
than a thousand pounds to over a quarter of a million. Running costs are comparable
to a car as well - except there's almost no depreciation!
daily inspections
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a thorough inspection is performed prior to flight
work as part of a team
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Glider pilots have to help each other on the ground. This is an important
part of the friendly, helpful atmosphere found at the London Gliding Club
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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own your own dreamshipglider ownership is both pratical and realistic.  Like cars, gliders can range from lessthan a thousand pounds to over a quarter of a million.  Running costs are comparable to a car as well - except there's almost no depreciation!daily inspectionsa thorough inspection is performed prior to flightwork as part of a teamGlider pilots have to help each other on the ground.  This is an important part of the friendly, helpful atmosphere found at the London Gliding Club