​Trial Flights

Gliding Courses

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​​​​Shenington Airfield, Rattlecombe Road, Banbury, OX15 6NY   Tel: 01295 680008 / 688121    office@shenington-gliding.co.uk    

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Gliding is all about flying real aircraft that use rising air currents instead of an engine to stay airborne. Glider flights can range from a gentle float around the local area to cross country tasks covering hundreds of kilometres at speeds of 100kph and more.

It's up to you - The sky really is the limit!

Gliding is exhilarating yet relaxing, challenging yet rewarding, sociable yet serene. It's occasionally frustrating but always fascinating. No two flights are quite the same and there's always something new to learn, new places to see and new friends to meet.

Perhaps most importantly gliding is GREAT FUN!

We pride ourselves on being the friendly gliding club and welcome visitors and members alike from far and wide. Our excellent airfield lies in open Cotswold airspace and we have ten club aircraft plus training and ground facilities that are the envy of many.

All this at surprisingly reasonable prices!

Gliding is one of the most inclusive, accessible and safe of all the adventure sports. It can be cheaper than golf, is usually drier than sailing and is less painful than snowboarding!  You don't need to be astronaut material, if you can drive you can probably learn to fly.

Come and give it a try - you'll be glad you did!

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Gliding Courses

Want to take it to the next level?

Know someone who is up for it?

Choose one of our 1 to 5 day gliding courses, great as a holiday or a 5 day intensive experience. Gliding courses run Midweek between March and October. You will get to learn how to control the glider and your fully qualified, professional instructor will work with you to progress at a comfortable rate. All vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and will be posted 1st class during office opening hours

Trial Flights

Fancy having a go?

Know someone who might?

Buy a voucher for one of our  gliding trial flight with a friendly  instructor in a two seat training glider. Choose a winch launch for a cost effective introduction or an aerotow for a longer flight. Then either just sit back and enjoy, or take the controls and experience the ultimate freedom of silent flight. All vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and will be posted 1st class during office opening hours