Office Opening Times:
If you get through to the answerphone please leave your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible
From November to March please email and we will get back to you but it may take a few days as the office is not staffed.
Airfield Opening Times:
From the start of April to the End of September we have a professional, midweek instructor and winch driver .
Outside of these times we rely on volunteers but we will be flying every weekend all year and generally midweek in winter when the weather is good.
Shenington By Air- Strictly PPR by Telephone please
Shenington airfield is an unlicensed private farm strip where gliding operations take precedence at all times. Tarmac and grass runway surfaces are not maintained to licensed airfield standards and may present hidden obstacles especially at changes of surface.
Beware of Intense Gliding Activity in the vicinity of the airfield and always keep a good lookout for gliders. Gliders can approach at high speed and at low level from any direction and may land on any part of the airfield.
Winch and aerotow launching must be assumed to be in progress at all times with winch cables up to 2,000′ AGL. Overhead joins are prohibited due to the risk of collision with a cable.
Winch cables are a particular hazard even when laid on the ground. Powered aircraft must not land, take-off or taxi across a cable run. Note that runway 05 has an earth bank across the threshold.
The airfield uses the common Glider Ground frequency 129.980MHz but the radio is not manned routinely.
PPR is required for all flights and can be obtained from either the office phone mumber or the club house phone number. Please note that on the club house number only a rated instructor or a SGC Tug pilot can give PPR.