Junior gliding

Ellie goes solo
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 14 years.

The Club offers special discounted rates for those under 21years,  or under 25 years and still in full-time education. There are several national organisations that provide scholarships or bursaries to help with training expenses for young people.

Locally the Ian Beckett Fund supports junior members with specific aims.

Alongside the Club fleet, there are two Ka6cr gliders that are funded by Club members for Junior members to fly at reduced rates.

Some of our young pilots have progressed to become commercial airline pilots or gliding instructors, and are active in promoting the club to young people. They have been supported by the Caroline Trust, Royal Aeronautical Society Centennial Scholarship FundGAPAN,  Philip Wills Memorial Fund Scholarshop and Royal Aero Club Trust.

The Club has been awarded accreditation by the British Gliding Association as a Junior Gliding Centre. Find out more about BGA Junior gliding.

If you are under 18 years old you need the permission of your parent or guardian. Download the Temporary Membership Form (pdf).

Junior Gliding Centre accreditation

Please read our guidance for duty of care of young people.

DSGC Child protection policy (pdf) last updated 6 November 2015
Advice for parents (pdf) last updated 6 November 2015
Code of conduct for junior members (pdf) last updated 6 November 2015

 

Caroline Trust Junior gliding

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