Welcome to The Bristol & Gloucestershire Gliding Club (BGGC)!
We are based near the village of Nympsfield, between Stroud and Dursley on the edge of the Cotswolds, and are surrounded by stunning scenery. We have our own dedicated gliding site and are one of the UK's longest established gliding clubs.
We welcome everyone to our club, including those who have never experienced gliding before, as well as experienced pilots who would like to build on existing skills. We can offer you a modern clubhouse and extensive club fleet, as well as the beautiful scenery of the Cotswolds.
Gliding with us:
Our members include current and past World Champions, and from our excellent location some of our pilots have flown as far as the Isle of Wight, Snowdon, Yorkshire, Cornwall, and circumnavigated London.
We offer a variety of services, from your first ever flight during one of our Trial Lessons, as well as training to go solo, normally taking between 50 and 100 flights, and then your First Solo flight, which will be an unforgettable experience! We also offer training for after your first sole flight for qualifications such as the "Bronze C" badge (the UK equivalent of a glider-pilot license) and various diplomas.