Welcome to The Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club
So You Want To Learn To Fly?.
Gliding is the single most cost effective way to learn to fly. All aircraft have the same basic controls - Ailerons, Eleveator, Stick and rudder. All the skills you will learn when gliding are transferrable to all other forms of aviation. Now here's the best bit. Whilst it would cost around £4500 to go solo in a powered aircraft such as a Cessna.
*Price excludes annual membership. First year membership discounted to £220. Total first year price is £1215. Price includes all flying and tuition - no hidden extras. Maximum time allowed - 2 years
Check out our other membership offers here, or our residential beginners courses here
Never flown anything other than as a passenger on a commercial flight? Want to find out what all the fuss is about before you commit to this exhillerating sport? You're in for a treat. After some ground tuition, you will be taken aloft by one of our BGA approved Demonstrators and given the experience of a lifetime as you soar the Derbyshire countryside. This is NOT a joy ride. You will be shown how to operate the controls of the glider - and be given the opportunity to follow through on the controls as your pilot guides you throught the same basic lessons that all trainees must accomplish. A great introduction to what could turn into a very addictive pasttime ..... YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Click Here for more details
Remember, All our Flight Experience vouchers are valid for 12 months so you can give the gift as a present and the recipient can come and redeem it in the spring or summer and enjoy a spectacular day out in the heart of the Peaks.
Family and friends are more than welcome to come along. Sandwiches and beverages are available at the launchpoint and The Peak District has many great attractions to make your day really memorable.
Camphill is just the place for you to experience the magic of glider flight - to actually soar like a bird over the Derbyshire countryside.
Camphill is a hill top gliding airfield flanked by ridges on the west side and to the south. The airfield is 3/4 mile long North-South and 600 yards wide East-West. It is an all grass airfield with a well kept smooth surface. There is a hard core perimeter track for easy access to all parts of the airfield.
Converted from the buildings of Camphill Farm, a Derbyshire hill farm - the clubhouse provides excellent facilities by normal gliding club standards. Bar, dining room, lounge/clubroom, TV, email, etc.. Why not learn to fly fast on one of our 5 day residential Gliding Holidays. Gliding Holiday Courses are an excellent way to accelerate your learning. You are immersed in club activities from the moment you arrive until the last minute of your final day. To check available dates call 01298 871270
# Northern Regionals - Congratulations to Mike Armstrong (Derby and Lancs) who was the convincing winner, being top of the results table on 5 days out of 6. And to John Klunder (Derby and Lancs) who finished 16th with best day of 10t
WANT TO TRY GLIDING?
There are a number of ways you can try Gliding
From a Single flight Trial Lesson to an All Inclusive Residential Gliding Holiday Trial Lessons are available throughout the year and our residential course run from May - ~September. Call our office on 01298 871270 to check availablity
Come and see some gliders from yester-year
2015 vintage rally date to be announced soon. Check out our Tiger Moth video in the Facebook section