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Experience Gliding over the Cotswolds and Severn Valley

Give it a try!

One Day Courses

All flights ar with qualified instructors, like this one.
We offer a range of Trial Lesson options for your first taste of gliding. You will get a flight in a two-seat glider with an instructor, during the flight you will be encouraged to take the controls, at a safe height of course, to enhance the experience and to give you a taste of what gliding has to offer.

Trial Lesson voucher makes a great gift that will be remembered, buy one for a friend or relative.

All options include three months temporary membership, allowing you to take additional flights at normal club rates.

You can purchase online here with  PayPal.
A one-day course will introduce you to the exciting sport of gliding. After meeting your instructor and an airfield safety induction, we will familiarise you with your glider and with airfield operations. You flight instruction will include three aerotows and a winch launch giving you plenty of time in the air get a real feel for the sport.

In addition you will participate in the operation of a busy club, help others launch and see gliders setting off and returning from cross country flights (weather permitting).

If you think you would like to take up the sport of soaring this introduction will literally give you a flying start!

Contact the office  or see here for details.

Open all year round

Winter flying


New Members

Getting Ready
Weather permitting we fly every day except Christmas day. Every season brings it's own special character to the beautiful Severn Valley, with wonderful views of the Cotswolds, Malvern Hills and the Welsh mountains. Starting a new sport can be daunting - BGGC is constantly improving our welcome to new members. See our New Members page for the latest news.


The Bristol & Gloucestershire Gliding club (BGGC) is one of the UK's longest established gliding clubs. We own our airfield which is situated near the village of Nympsfield, between Stroud and Dursley. With a modern clubhouse, extensive club fleet and surrounding scenery offering terrific views over the Severn Valley the BGGC offers a combination of excellent facilities and a great site to fly from. Whether you are an experienced pilot looking for exciting cross-country possibilities, a trainee pilot looking to build your skills or a member of the public wanting to experience the pleasure of unpowered flight the BGGC can offer you what you are looking for.

BGGC members include current and past World Champions! From our airfield at Nympsfield, on the edge of the Cotswolds, pilots have flown to the Isle of Wight, Snowdon, Cornwall, Yorkshire and circumnavigated London. As well as excellent thermal flying we can offer over 100Km of usable ridges and the chance of  high altitude wave flights.

Target Aviation Nympsfield is home to Targettt Aviation - Specialist Sailplane and Sport Aircraft Repair and Maintenance Centre The BGGC is host to the Bristol University Gliding Club BUGC

For gliding related enquiries please contact the office.
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