is one of the oldest clubs in the UK with
all year round operation, seven days a week March to
offers wave, thermal and ridge soaring for novice and
accomplished pilots. We run glider pilot training courses
throughout the summer and welcome visiting expeditions.
Trial lessons (by prior arrangement) make fantastic
presents, especially at Christmas.
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On our extensive airfield (about 134ha), the club buildings
include hangar, glider workshops, winch garage and
workshop, heated parachute storage, battery charging,
a comfortable clubhouse with dining room, tv room,
lounge, bar, office, briefing room, and overnight accommodation
in centrally heated bunkrooms and private rooms with
modern showers and toilet facilities.
You do not have to own a glider to fly at the Mynd.
The club owns a comprehensive fleet of gliders, a tug aircraft and a share of a motor glider. Members pay a fixed annual “flying fee” that entitles them to fly any club glider as much as they like, subject to aircraft being fairly shared between other club and course members.
Many people own their own glider, often in syndicates of up to 8 people sharing costs between the syndicate members. Syndicate members and private owners can keep their gliders at the club and have the same rights to use club aircraft but pay only 50% of the flying fee.
and visit us at the Mynd but remember that airfields
can be dangerous places so do obey all signs and
instructions, do not bring dogs
unless leashed and
report first to the office.