To learn to fly in the UK is an ambition
that many people harbour and through the sport of gliding you can learn to fly
easily and effectively.
To become a Member of NVGC you must first join as a Trial Member for 2 months.
This gives you the opportunity to see if you want to pursue Glider flying
and the Gliding Club can see if you a suitable person to train as a Glider pilot.
Joining NVGC (Trial Membership) click here for details
All training at NVGC is carried out by BGA qualified instructors,
in one of the club's tandem 2 seat training aircraft. Training
is provided free of charge and carried out to an approved
syllabus, with the pace of training tailored to the individual,
as some people learn to fly faster than others. At NVGC, we
use the winch method of launching and on average 65-80 launches
are required to attain solo standard. The number of launches
required will depend on the person's age (younger people tend
to pick up skills quicker), individual aptitude and finally,
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As the minimum age to fly solo in a glider within
the UK is 14 years old, training can start as soon
as the young person can understand and follow
instructions, and is of a stature to handle the
aircraft. Not everyone at this age is ready to go
solo and our instructors take great care not to
expose anyone to situations they cannot handle.
Learning at this age, they will often quickly
advance to solo standard.
who can attend weekly will progress quickly because they achieve continuity of
training. Those pilots who can only make a sporadic attendance, although they
will hopefully achieve solo standard eventually, will require additional launches
to recap on things covered from their past attendance.
So if you wish
to learn to fly consider the time you have available. With learning to fly a powered
aircraft, you book a specific one hour slot with your instructor, turn up, fly,
pay your £120 and then go home.
Gliding is totally different!! Gliding is a sociable team effort which although has the advantage of keeping
costs down, does require an amount of time commitment from the members.
Trial Lesson Frequently Asked Questions