Press Release - 5 May 2012

Gliding for Young People

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) have announced today that the Club has been  awarded  the  national accreditation of Junior Gliding Centre.

The Club has met the BGA guidelines for providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere where young people (over 14years) can learn to fly gliders.

DSGC  actively encourages young people to take up the sport of gliding by providing discounted membership rates. There are also a number of national organisations who assist our young pilots by providing bursaries and scholarships.

There are currently 13 Junior members at the Club under the age of 21 years  (or 25 years if in full- time education).  Some of our young pilots have progressed to become commercial airline pilots or gliding instructors, and are active in promoting the club to other young people.

Pete Harmer,  Chief Flying Instructor  says “We have been providing  glider training to young people for a number of years now and it is good to be formally recognised as an accredited Junior Gliding Centre.  We hope that more young people will join the Club as gliding provides an active, confidence building  sport, that is one of the most economical ways to learn to fly.”

We offer trial lessons so that young people can experience the thrill of silent flight. Trial lessons can be booked on any club flying day Wednesday, Thursday, Weekends and Public Holidays.  During the summer, we also run organised group evenings, and we offer a discounted rate for young people.

For more information on Junior Gliding and contact details for Devon & Somerset Gliding  Club , please visit our website