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Trial Lessons, Courses for non-members

Kent Gliding Club has a range of trial Lessons and courses to suit all individuals. You can experience a glider flight via our popular trial lessons at a weekend, or spend a day with us getting a more in depth feel for gliding during the week.   

Should you wish to continue learning to glide after your trial lesson or day course, you can within a month of your flight enrol as a full club member or enter our go for solo programme, with a  £50 discount following a trial flight or half day course and a £100 discount following a day course.

Trial Lessons - weekends only.
One 2000ft aerotow with up to 20 minutes of soaring.


£95 If two purchased together

£90 if three or more purchased together

Half Day Flying Course - weekdays only.
One 2000ft aerotow & one winch launch, with up to 30 minutes of soaring.
One Day Flying Course - weekdays only.
Up to 90 minutes of soaring with the equivalent of one 2000ft aerotow & 5 winch launches
Week (Holiday) Flying Course - weekdays only.
Up to 3 aerotows and 20 winch launches, giving up to 7.5 hours of soaring.
Free accommodation for the week.
Go for Solo assessment flights.
One 2000ft aerowtow & one winch launch
£135 (deducted from cost of full course)
Fixed price to solo course - weekends and wednesdays only.
Membership of club for a year and up to 60 winch launches and 5 aerotows until the pupil goes solo.


Membership Charges

The following are the prices to become a club member.

Flying membership – full year or pro rata £470
Junior Member Under 18 or FTE £55
Junior Member (18 - 25) £125
Reciprocal maximum 7 days per year £6 per day
Affordable Flying Membership per year See Affordability Policy for details.... £520


Flying Charges for Flying Club Members

The following are the prices to fly at Challock (Kent Gliding Club), temporary membership allows you to fly at these rates.

Flying Instruction (Sun, Sat, Wed) Free
Winch Launch £7.90 (£6.35 before 11am)
Simulated launch failure £3.55
Aerotow – 2000ft £30
Soaring fees – 2 seat club gliders £0.48 per min (£28.80/hr)
Soaring fees – single seat club gliders £0.40 per min (£22.80/hr)
Members' 1 Day Flying Course £100.00


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