The club K21, used for aerobatic training and general handling.
Our K13, used for spinning practice and general handling.
The K23, a single seater used for early solo flights.
The club's Twin Astir, another training glider.
The Land Rover and Grand Vitara, used for ground operations.
The Twin Astir
The launchpoint, which acts as a signalling station and a retrieve winch.
Our fleet is designed to provide sufficient two seater gliders to accommodate all our training needs, with matched single seaters to enable a steady progression from beginners to cross country pundit. We maintain a modern and well equipped fleet of two and single seat gliders. They are:
ASK21 – composite training two seater. A capable aerobatic glider.
ASK23 – single seat version of ASK21 – simple progression to solo.
ASK13 – training two seater – great for spin training, choice of two.
ASK8 – fun and cheap to fly, single seat version of ASK 13.
Grob Twin Astir – composite two seat trainer with retractable undercarrieage and better performance than the K21
Discus B – high performance single seater competition ready.
Falke 2000 – a motor glider available for NavEx and field landing exercises.
T21 – a vintage classic open cockpit two seater (syndicate owned).
Our launch system comprises:
Knox 2000 8.2 ltr and Skylaunch Retrieve Winch System – two main and two retrieve winches so no down time – 20 launches an hour capability.
Four Airfield Retrieve Vehicles for glider moving and general use on the airfield.
A Range Rover for towing the winches.
A mobile Launch Point vehicle with heating and refreshment facilities.
Bungee Launches – the only club in Europe, maybe the world, still regularly bungee launching (into minimum 20kt westerly).
Unusually amongst clubs, we only charge a fixed flying fee for the whole year, which enables members to fly as much as they want, when they want, (subject to availability) for no additional charge other than a launch fee. Other clubs charge an hourly fee for flying club gliders.
This is especially cost effective to new pilots needing to gain launch experience and hours.
All launches beyond five in a single day are free.
All instruction is free.