CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) updated 28/02/2021

The government have announced their draft plan for the easing of lockdown. From this, we believe there is a good chance that we will be able to start flying again at the end of March, however, it is doubtful we will know for definite until much nearer the time. When we do get the go-ahead, we don’t know at this point whether it will be just for solo pilots or include dual flying. After the first lockdown it was only solo flying that was permitted, with dual flying being allowed some weeks later.

The lack of clarity is as disappointing for us as it must be to all those who are wanting to fly with us. Rest assured we will let you know just as soon as we are in a position to fly trial lessons and silver courses again.

Please Note: You are still able to buy trial lesson flights and silver courses and we will fly you just as soon as we can. To anyone who has already purchased one of these, rest assured that we will extend the expiry date and you will not lose out. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

If you have any concerns about this please call Andrew on 07887 726509 or Al on 07766 704801


Darlton is a friendly, active gliding club, with members drawn from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond.

Our convenient and accessible location, situated between the A1 and A57 roads, makes us easy to find, and the club gives a warm welcome to all visitors.

DGC offer visitors trial lesson flights for those wanting to taste the sensation of soaring flight, or for those who are seeking a little more of a challenge, taking the first steps to understanding and controlling the glider, perhaps we can tempt you with a mini-course.

Come along to find out more about the sport of gliding, enjoy a trial lesson or mini-course, or simply watch the gliders flying.

We look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to the sport of gliding soon.

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