Hey Freshers! Welcome to the University of Bath - you have your results, and now know where you're spending the next few years of your life. But what to do now? The Gliding Club is the answer! Have a look through our website to find out more about us and, if you have any questions, you can find us at the Sports Day (Wednesday 25th September), Sports Fair (1st October), or drop us an email at . See you in September.

What We Do

Ever wondered what it's like to fly? At the University of Bath Gliding Club we live to go gliding. All are welcome to join us, from the absolute beginner to the experienced pilot.

In learning to glide, you can experience the many different sides of the sport. Whether it is the thrill of soaring over the countryside, the excitement of competing at the inter-university competition, or the sense of achievement of learning the skills necessary to go solo, the Gliding club can help you achieve it.

Gliding is an affordable way of getting a taste for flight. Gliding requires patience and practise to master, but is very rewarding. You have the opportunity to master a unique new skill here at the university and meet people passionate about full-scale and model aviation. 

The Gliding Club flies at the Bath Wilts and North Dorset Gliding Club (BWND GC) based about 25 miles south of Bath. Members from the University Gliding Club are often found there on Saturdays and Sundays.

PLEASE NOTE: In the top left-hand corner of this webpage it says there are 'No memberships available'. This is only because the University year hasn't restarted yet! Please join us when the semester starts!

Reasons to Join Us

Instruction is free and provided by fully qualified instructors. Flying time in two seat gliders is great value and flying time in the single seat gliders is free, you just pay for the launch!

Everyone is welcome to join, from the complete beginner to the fully qualified pilot. It doesn't matter whether you want to learn to fly solo or simply come along for one flight to taste the thrill of soaring amongst the clouds. An experience unlike anything else!

Further Information

Our Facebook page can be found here:

 Link to our Facebook Page

The host club that we fly at can be found here:

Further Bath Wilts and North Dorset Gliding Club Information

The British Gliding Association (responsible for all aspects of gliding UK wide) can be found here:

Further British Gliding Association Information

Information specifically about junior gliding can be found here (junior means under 26):

Further Junior Gliding Information




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