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    Getting into the air is only the beginning

    At Shenington we live for the exhiliration of powerless flight, the breathtaking views and the great club atmosphere.

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    Learn to fly for less than you think!

    Our fully qualified instructors can take you from your first taste of gliding right through to solo standard and beyond.

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    The sky really is the limit

    With endless possibilites and a great social atmosphere, Shenington is a world renowned club. Book a flight and find out for yourself.

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Why not pay a visit to Shenington - The Friendly Gliding Club. Open 7 days a week.

Situated close to the Cotswolds the views are stunning from the air and there are many local attractions if you feel like combining a visit with a family day out.

Shenington gliding club was formed over 20 years ago and has developed into a thriving and active centre for glider flying and training. We offer good facilities all year round and operate a 7 days a week. For qualified pilots who wish to developed their skills further we can provide local soaring tuition as well as advanced cross country training. For the glider pilot we are virtually free from controlled airspace making cross country flying uncomplicated. Based in the centre of the UK qualifying distances are also easy to plan, and we're as free of sea breeze as it's possible to be in England! Check our flying blogs (left) to see what we've been up to lately.

The cost of learning to glide is not as much as you might think and is much cheaper than learning to fly power aircraft. If you want to progress to power then we can also teach you to fly in the motorglider which is a more cost effective way of getting started.

A day course can cost as little as £125. This will provide you with a real introduction to the sport and includes introductory training and 6 training flights with you operating the controls under the guidance of your instructor. Should you decide to join us we can offer special reduced rates.

APRIL : We are now running our midweek courses at the reduced Spring rates.

To read more about what gliding is about and the course details, click on the following link

Learning to Glide

    We provide:-

  • Fully qualified and approved British Gliding Association instructors.

  • A large airfield which is mainly grass with some hard runway areas.

  • First class two seat training gliders.

  • The method of launching is by both winch and aero tow.

  • For those wanting to take up motor gliding we can also provide the training in our T61 Falke.

We have a club house and bar with self catering area where you can just relax after your training session.
For those who wish to progress their flying skills there is a large briefing room where individuals or groups can receive further tuition.

Just ring the office on 01295 680008 or just call in and see us where you will be more than welcome.

Last year we flew over 500 visitors.

Please explore our website further using the links at the top or side.

Discover why gliding is fun, just click on the link "About Gliding" below to read a members introduction to the sport.

About Gliding


Each year we hold a national gliding competition event.

Our popular Regionals Competition runs in late June. This year our competition booked up in just 5 days, and we have been running a waiting list of competitors since December 2014. Check out the site and photos from last year on the menu to the left.

Flight simulator

Why not try your hand at gliding without ever leaving the ground.

Try a flight in our glider simulator where you will be briefed before you have a go yourself.

For more information just click on the drop down boxes at the top or left to see what we offer in more detail.

BUY ONLINE or Call the office 01295 680 008

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Our office is manned from 9am-2pm on Monday and Friday by Carole (winter hours for Nov - Feb). Please leave a message and a contact number if calling outside these hours and we will call you back. Alternatively just email us your questions at office@shenington-gliding.co.uk and we'll get back to you quickly. For anything urgent, call the club mobile on 07467 134 158

Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year

The cost of learning to fly is normally a reason not to take to the skies, BUT at Shenington Gliding Club our fees are less than most golf clubs.

Situated on an ex wartime airfield Shenington Gliding is one of the best clubs in the country.
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Shenington Gliding Club, Shenington Airfield, Rattlecombe Road, Shenington, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6NY, United Kingdom
Telephone 1: 01295 680008 - Office Telephone 2: 01295 688121 - Clubhouse Email: office@shenington-gliding.co.uk
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