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Gliding for All

Welcome to the Kent Gliding Centre website.  The Gliding Centre is the home of the Kent Gliding Club, and provides opportunities for everyone to experience the wonder of flight.  Please feel free to explore the website where you will find lots of information regarding our activities.  We are open every day from early April to late September with the majority of club and social activities taking place on weekends and Wednesdays.   During the winter months club activity is reduced but we are still active weekends and Wednesdays.  Visitors are welcome to visit the club to watch gliding in progress from the safety of the clubhouse grounds but should contact the office before travelling to the club.

Experience the Thrill of Gliding  For more details or to purchase a Flight or Course click here.

Become a Glider Pilot   If you would like to Join Kent Gliding Club to learn to fly, or if you would simply like to join as a social member click here.

Our airfield at Challock, established in 1963, is set in beautiful countryside on top of the North Downs. This location, which the club owns outright, gives us access to excellent thermal soaring as well as ridge soaring all the way to Rochester when the wind obliges.  Our facilities include a modern clubhouse, administration office, briefing room, bar, comfortable accommodation and parking.  We also have an on site maintenance facility, hangars, trailer parking and caravan pitches. The club fleet consists of modern training and solo gliders available to all members.  Current membership stands at around 120 active pilots, of whom 20 are qualified BGA Instructors and a further 10 are tug pilots.

If you would like to visit us to explore becoming a member please drop in on a club day or contact the office to make an appointment to speak with one of our members and be guided on a tour of the facilities.

Kent Gliding Centre is a trading name of Kent Gliding Club Limited. Registered in England & Wales, number 567079; Registered office; Squids Gate, Challock, Kent TN25 4DR.