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, weekends and on public holidays.
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.
Contact us to book a trial lesson on our usual flying days.
We asked our Club members how they started gliding, what they enjoy and have achieved at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club.
Read more: Club member profile - Mark
Group evenings 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.Read more: Group evenings
Summer training courses are offered to members and visitors alike and run from May - September. Courses are a really great way to learn how to fly gliders.
Courses dates for 2014 will be published in the New Year when bookings will be taken.Read more: Summer courses
This weekend Devon & Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) marked a new record - its youngest solo pilot. Peter Bennett was sent on his first solo flight at just 14 years old having started flying with the Club two years ago.Read more...