Come fly high above sunny Bognor Regis with outstanding views of the coast line and South Downs. BRGC wants to be taking off in a new direction compared to most UK Gliding Clubs.
The club is run in a professional basis, with a support volunteer community.
The training fleet will consist mostly of a Self Launching Sailplane (SLS), K21 sailplane and Touring Motor Gliders (TMG); You’re training towards a EU Sailplane Licence, we also operate single seat sailplanes for those post solo flights.
An online booking system means, no longer arriving at the crack of dawn and leaving late evening for just one flight. In keeping with most power flying clubs, the intention is for members to be able to book lessons online or by phone, arrive, prepare, fly & leave. Although you will be most welcome to stay, gliding tend to lends itself to making new friends enjoying a wonderful & fulfilling experience within a vibrant community.
BRGC wishes to build links with the Chichester University, Felpham Community College, the Combined Services Unit locally we aim to have a predominantly younger, fresher feel to the club. Although there’s no substitute for having an experienced team essential to safe operations.
On arriving at the club you will be met by your instructor who will run through a few simple safety procedures before being taken to the launchpoint for your flight. Once at the launchpoint you will be shown your glider. The instructor will point out the various controls and instruments that will be used or referred to during your flight.
You will be invited to take the controls under the expert tuition of your instructor. You will be shown how to gently manoeuvre the glider in the air. Although a typical glider weighs half a Ton, you’ll be amazed how light the controls are & how agile the glider is.
Your instructor has a duplicate set of controls and therefore ensures your safety at all times.