Facilities

 

What we offer:

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  The Midland Gliding Club offers its members and visitors everything they need to get the most out of our fantastic site and gliding.

For Gliders we have trailer parking with an electric hookup (on application)  for de-humidifiers and easy access to water for wings.  There is dedicated battery charging for private gliders and dry storage for parachutes and a glider repair and maintenance workshop with a resident inspector and engineer  who can perform ARCs, Annuals, repairs, maintenance and refurbishment. Please contact the workshop directly by sending an email here.

For members and visitors we offer a caravan site with electric hookup and water for members’ caravans, and a separate campsite with water and a waste disposal point for tents and visiting motor homes and caravans.  The camping area will soon have electric hook ups as well.

Catering all year round. We have a large kitchen and a shared dining area where members and visitors can enjoy superb meals. In the winter we offer a reduced catering facility operating at weekends. However, for clubs wishing to hold a winter expedition then we can also arrange catering during the week.  We also have a well-stocked bar and there is always a good selection of ales from local independent brewery The Three Tuns.

The dining area has a fantastic panoramic window overlooking the rolling Shropshire hills and onwards into Wales.

We have a comfortable club room available for relaxation and briefings/ground school, where we are able to accommodate up to 30 people for briefings or talks

Accommodation.  Within the clubhouse we have accommodation of varying grades, from segregated bunk rooms up to full en-suite accommodation. Please check with the office on 01855 650206 or click here to email to reserve your accommodation. Click here to see current charges.

Training and development.  We operate under the BGA training organisation and can offer training via our cohort of instructors for early beginners up to advanced cross country. Our training and solo fleet will allow you to learn, fly locally or go cross country.

Met briefings every day to better inform your task decisions.

Briefing room with digital projection.

Launch system.  We launch via a winch system which also retrieves the cable, offering a very rapid launch rate.  We can launch 20 gliders in an hour if required.  And of course we are one of the very few remaining clubs in the world that regularly bungee launches.

For details of the fleet click here.