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.
Use our online system to book a trial lesson on our usual flying days.
On one weekend each year, the Club opens its doors to members of the public, and offers trial lesson flights without pre-booking, on a first come, first served basis.
Read more: Open days
The Open weekend in 2017 is on Saturday 29th April and Sunday 30th April. It all starts at 09:00am.
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. Bookings are now open for Group evenings in the Summer.Read more: Group evenings