A short gliding course is ideal for those who not only want an extended experience of glider flight, but set themselves a challenge to make measurable progress towards taking control of the aircraft. By taking a number of successive flights your learning from each can be reinforced, allowing a progressive development of basic skills as a pilot.

£95 per person imageSilver Mini-Course

Includes 3 launches on your selected flying day (a soaring flight of more than 20 minutes duration will count as two launches)

What’s Included

Your course package includes dedicated use of a dual training glider and a BGA qualified instructor, a gliding information pack and a training record. Also included is 30 days of temporary club membership allowing you to return and fly at club member rates with free instruction – advancing your flying skills even further. On arriving on the day of your course, you will be introduced to your instructor who will give you a briefing before flying. Courses will be individually tailored to suit your level of achievement and aptitude.

Booking Your Course

Courses may be purchased in person at the airfield on a flying day (check the flying calendar for scheduled flying days), by calling the launch point mobile on 07772 704 178, or online, right here:

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Whichever way you choose to pay, you or your chosen recipient will receive a voucher and an information pack.

Please note it will also be necessary to arrange a suitable date for you or the recipient of the course.

To arrange a suitable date for the course, to ask about alternative payment methods, or for any further information on gliding opportunities at Darlton, please contact Barry Patterson our Bookings Coordinator, on 07779 536209 (or email booking@darltonglidingclub.co.uk).


Further Information

Check out the following links: What to Expect (Videos) Airfield Safety Weather Restrictions

  Mini Gliding Course Booklet imageCourse Booklet Click to download our Mini Gliding Course Information Booklet


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