New to gliding?

New to gliding? An unfamiliar environment can take a while to adjust to and can be a bit overwhelming. Your club should help you understand how the club operates and what you need to do to take part and stay safe.

The BGA provides a wide range of gliding information on our members website, via our free to subscribe newsletter (sign up on the members website) and through the BGA Student Pilot Manual and Sailplane & Gliding magazine.

Women Gliding provides great support and there is a very active Junior Gliding group operating across all BGA clubs.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask a club member – they are usually only too pleased to help. If there is something you need to ask the BGA, please do get in touch. Our staff are all either experienced glider pilots or experienced in gliding.