From Mon 12th April 2021, flying training operations restart at North Hill, following the Government roadmap for the return of recreational aviation and subject to DSGC Risk assessments.
As well as solo flying, two-seater and training flights are now permitted. Please note that the clubroom remains closed, but the open marquee can be used and North Hill Cafe will be providing a takeaway service on normal Club days.
After this extended pause, we will be focussing on getting our members back in the air, and therefore Trial Flights will recommence at a later date, expired vouchers have been extended. The Booking system will be re-enabled when we can restart Trial flights, in the meantime all vouchers are sold with 18 months validity.
The Devon and Somerset Gliding Club is the largest gliding club in the South West and has allowed its members to enjoy the magic of gliding for 60 years. We have a modern fleet of club gliders, good club facilities and a team of BGA qualified instructors who provide training to help new members let slip the surly bonds of earth and dance the skies on laughter-silvered wings. The club is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
We offer trial lessons and flying courses for the aspiring glider pilot, as well as conversion or advanced courses for experienced pilots. Whatever your skill level and flying experience, Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) is the place for you, and the challenges and rewards keep on coming, whatever level you reach.
If you would like to take up gliding, or are looking for a thrilling day out, or an unusual gift, a trial lesson is an ideal introduction to this exhilarating sport. Use our online system to book a trial lesson on our usual flying days.
Bookings for Trial lessons in 2021 will open soon.
Read more: Junior gliding
Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) actively encourages young people to take up the sport of gliding, pilot training can start from as young as 12 or 13 years.
Group evenings / corporate days are a brilliant way for a group of friends, work colleagues, social or youth group to get together for an evening in the summer and experience the thrill of flying a glider and getting a unique view of the Devon countryside. Bookings for Groups in 2021 will open soon.
Summer training courses are offered to members and visitors alike and run from April - September. Courses are a really great way to learn how to fly gliders. Bookings for courses in 2021 are now open.Read more: Summer courses