Shenington Gliding Club

The Friendly Gliding Club

Come and fly at the club with a great reputation for welcoming people in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

With great thermals and minimal problems with airspace you can enjoy long cross country flights to Wales, East Anglia and beyond

Club Expeditions

Bring your club on an expedition and plan those long cross country flights

Our Airfield

Launch by Aerotow or Winch.
Professional Staff Monday to Friday

Join our club

Learn to fly with Shenington Gliding Club. Membership and costs of flying at Shenington Gliding Club

Buy a trial lessson

Buy a trial lessons or book one of our courses to lean to glide quickly.

Competitions

Shenington Regionals.
The most popular competition in the country.

Learn to Fly
or Just Come for an Experience

Whether you have always wanted to learn to fly or just want a once in a lifetime experience, come and fly in one of out two seater gliders with a fully qualified instructor.

All Trial Flights include two months of club membership (worth over £70.00) so that you can contine to fly at club rates.

Whatever you decide we will make you welcome. We aren’t known as the friendly Gliding Club for nothing.

Gliding Videos

Shenington Gliding Club
How we Operate

Shenington Gliding Club is run almost entirely by volunteers. Every member is expected to help. At weekends there is a rota so that there will always be at least: one Instructor to train members learning to fly and to fly Trial Lessons, a Winch Driver, someone to fly the tug aircraft, and people to run the launch point.  Getting involved is part of the fun in gliding. It is a sociable sport like no other air sport and members become firm friends.

Gliding is cheaper than you think and once a member a winch launch costs £8.00 (£9.00 midweek) and the glider hire rate is £21.00 per hour including instruction.

Our Fleet

ASK 13 G-FCCC

Schleicher ASK-13. Built in Germany from 1966 to 1980. One of the best training gliders ever built and even today probaly a better basic training glider than our ASK 21

ASK 13 G-DDVX

Our second K13 that has been with the club since 1993. Together with CCC these two K13s form the backbone of our basic training operation.

ASK 21 G-KXXI

Schleicher ASK-21. First produced in 1980 and still in production the K21 is a more modern training glider with the performance to go cross country. G-KXXI was completely refurbished in 2020

ASK 8B G-CHLU

Schleicher ASK-8. Built in Germany from 1957 to 1976. A great first single seater which is easy to fly and great fun to fly. In 1968 a K8 made a 767km flight in the USA.

DHC-1 “Supermonk” G-BCSA

Our Tug Aircraft. Designed by de Havilland Canada, the Chipmunk first flew in 1946. In service with the RAF until 1996 and then modified with a larger 180hp engine to become the “Supermunk”. Still one of the best glider tugs available. Most of our tug pilots started flying gliders.

Skylaunch Twin Drum Winch

Our purpose built winch with a 5.7 litre V8 engine. Able to accelerate a K13 from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds and launch to over a thousand feet in 30 seconds. A winch launch cost only £8 (£9 on weekdays) and keeps the costs of flying down . Ideal when you want to do lots of take offs and landings.

From First Flight to Competition Flying

Shenington Gliding Club caters for all level of pilots. Stop looking and start flying!

Customers reviews

What people say?

I was given a gift for a Glider Flight and chose to use my voucher at Shenington Glider Club. So glad because it was a brilliant day and experience the members and instructor were so friendly, welcoming and informative. I would definitely recommend this club for a Glider flight experience, thank you Shenington. G.C

Review on Google

What I really loved was the people; they all love gliding and try their best to help the visitor to love it too. They will obviously try to get you to join the club, but there is no hard selling or trying to raise money with photos, videos or other gimmicks. My daughter, who was along to watch, was kept entertained, and even drove the glider tug. Great atmosphere all round.

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