EGC TRAINING COURSES
Tailored to suit your needs...
Whether you’re at the outset of your flying career, have some previous flying experience or are well on your way to becoming the next UK gliding champion, Edgehill Gliding Centre will have an EGC Training Course that will meet your needs. We pride ourselves on not offering ‘off-the-peg’ courses, but a bespoke course for you. You will also benefit from a strong personal touch; each course will cater for a maximum of three students per instructor.
We have charted an EGC Progression Journey to give you some examples of what you could achieve by attending an EGC 5-day course at different stages of your flying career. If your ambition is to develop quickly, we recommend signing up for a course and then use other courses as stepping stones for further development. You can use your initial free EGC membership to start topping up and polishing your skills at club rates in between courses. Throughout your EGC flying career, your progress will be monitored and our instructors will provide tips and encouragement as you progress up to and beyond your first solo flights.
WHAT DOES AN EGC TRAINING COURSE INCLUDE?
ALL LAUNCH, FLYING FEES AND INSTRUCTIONAL TRAINING
AN AVERAGE OF 1 HOUR’S FLYING TIME PER DAY
1 MONTH FREE MEMBERSHIP ……..COME BACK AND FLY AT MEMBER RATES
BGA QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS WILL PROVIDE FULL BRIEFINGS AND FEEDBACK
BGA LOG BOOK…INCLUDING A RECORD OF YOUR PROGRESS
PROGRESSING WITH EDGEHILL GLIDING CENTRE
FIVE-DAY COURSES FOR ALL LEVELS AND EXPERIENCES
One thing you won’t get on an EGC Training Course is a set syllabus. However, all of our courses are designed to take you through the stages of the British Gliding Association’s Gliding Syllabus from first lesson to becoming a qualified pilot. Our expert instructors will keep a close eye on your progress – and update your log book and records – so that you are firmly on course to achieve whatever ambitions you have.
Our five-day courses for the 2023 season are as follows:
The following chart describes some possible milestones on 5-day courses booked at different stages in your flying career:
GOING SOLO...AND BEYOND
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Beginners with little or no experience of flying gliders.
Pilots who have some flying experience and would like to hone and fine-tune their flying skills before going solo.
Experienced pilots who are almost ready to fly solo, and those who are already flying solo but would like to develop their soaring, thermalling and ridge flying experience.
Solo pilots who are now considering the next big step in their gliding careers…setting off on cross country flights.
BY THE END OF THIS COURSE YOU WILL...
Have gained sufficient confidence to fly a glider under minimal instruction.
Be approaching the point where you will be confident to fly a glider on your own.
Have gone solo, and/or be approaching the point where you are thinking about flying cross-country.
Have gained sufficient confidence to embark on cross country tasks.
DURING THIS COURSE YOU WILL...
Become completely familiar with the glider and its controls.
Gain proficiency in taking off and landing in a variety of flying situations.
Gain sufficient confidence to embark on your first solo and/or post-solo flights.
Plan for cross country flights in a variety of weather conditions
Be taking control during launches, circuits and landings.
Practise different launch techniques, including failures and abandonment.
Become familiar with collision avoidance, local airspace restrictions, rules & protocols.
Practise soaring and thermalling techniques to maximise XC flying performance.
Experience both aerotowing and winch launching.
Plan and modify circuits, allowing for weather conditions, wind directions and other airfield users.
Become proficient in soaring and thermalling with minimal or no instruction.
Identify suitable and safe field landing sites, and adopt appropriate circuits and approaches.
Be able to recognise and recover from steep turns, stalls, spins and spiral dives in realistic scenarios.
Become more confident in flying a glider safely in a range of contrasting conditions and situations.
Complete all of the training needed for your solo and/or bronze endorsements.
Share an XC flight with an experienced XC pilot.
EGC COURSE PRICING AND BOOKINGS
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LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY IDEA?
Why not combine a course with a holiday in our fabulous countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?
Accommodation is available on the airfield – including a tent and caravan site, glamping and a self-catering chalet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on accommodation or click here for information specifically about glamping on site. There are also several B&Bs nearby.