With 12 pure gliders, 1 motor glider, and 5 tugs the fleet at London
Gliding Club covers all possibilities. Each glider is identified by
a three letter code that is known as a trigraph, or occasionally the
five ASK 21s
The K21 is the main two seat club trainer. It is used for trial
lessons, day courses, and normal club instruction.
We have seven K21s, EQR, FBV, FYF, JWD, KEJ, EPD and GBF. They are
basically the same, being able to accomodate a wide range of
one ASK 13
The K13, (HUD) is also a two seater. It is primarily used for club
flying and for teaching more advanced exercises such as
one Duo Discus
The Club Duo (LGC) is used mostly for cross country training.
It is a modern high performance glider, with a glide angle of
44 to 1! This is the same type as the glider used in the new
version of "The Thomas Crown Affair".
Once you have learned to fly you progress on to flying in a
single seat glider. We have three K23s, EVW, EVX, EVY. They
have all been recently refinished and sport colourful and
Most pilots will do their first cross country flights in a K23.
Once a pilot has achieved their Silver 'C' badge they can
convert to flying in HBB. This high performance single
seater has a best glide angle of 43 to 1, very similar to the
one Pilatus PC-11
A single seat aerobatic glider for pilots wishing to fly
more advanced aerobatic maneuvers than a K21 would allow.