BGGC Cadet Scheme

Want to learn to fly?  You can join the Bristol & Gloucestershire Gliding Club as a Cadet member.

Want to see what it's like ?  Have a look at our Cadets YouTube channel here.

Hi, I'm Will. Back in 2015 I joined the Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club (BGGC) as a cadet. BGGC is a great club to be part of, everyone is friendly and it’s a great environment for learning new skills. As well as learning to fly, I have been taught to drive the winch and I even learned to drive the club vehicles which will save me money when I turn 17 and start driving. I am currently working towards my Cross Country Endorsement and I hope to fly Cross Country in the summer. I would like to have a career in aviation and I think that learning to fly glider is a great way to start.

BGGC Cadets

Who can apply ?

  • If you are aged between 14 and 18 you can!
  • No qualifications required, other than enthusiasm and determination.

What's involved?

  • We will train you to fly a glider solo.
  • We train you to launch and retrieve gliders.
  • We will train you to drive the club’s retrieve vehicles.

What's the cost?

  • A winch launch and short soaring flight will cost around £9-£10.
  • A longer soaring flight off a winch launch will cost around £20
  • Annual membership is £90 until you are 18

Find out what it's like to Go Solo!

Great! What next?

Easy, download an information pack and application form ...

Become a BGGC Cadet