Gliding is a sport where women can compete on an equal basis with men yet relatively few women take up the sport. We want to help change that with a day designed to give women the chance to discover the joys of silent flight. Our Women Go Gliding day will be led by Liz Sparrow, an instructor and member of the British Gliding Team.
There will be two half day sessions (10am and 2pm) which will start with a talk on what’s involved in learning to fly and what is possible. Participants will then be able to try their hand in full sized glider flight simulator and a trial lesson with an instructor in a two seat glider. If it is not possible to fit in the trial lesson due to weather conditions (or other reasons) a voucher will be provided that can be redeemed at a later date.
The number of participants is limited so pre-booking is essential.
Booking form (redirects to Paypal.com)
Please select which session you would like to attend.
The morning session starts at 10am and the afternoon session at 2pm.
If you need any further information please call 01488 504966 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find us and get driving directions on this Google Map. Our postcode, like most in country areas, covers a large area and will direct you to a location half a mile south of our airfield.
– There are weight and height restrictions due to glider design. Normally the student sits in the best, front, seat but, exceptionally, may have to fly in the rear seat
– Please, do not consume alcohol before your flight; the legal limit for aircrew is zero
– The student must be able to reach the controls and take instruction
– We do not have any catering facilities but feel free to bring a picnic with you. There is an excellent pub (The Plough) and a village shop in Shalbourne
Shalbourne Gliding is a not for profit Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC). Whilst registered as a Limited Company to protect its unpaid, volunteer Directors from liability, its purpose is to promote gliding. In particular, to maintain and expand membership of the club and thus continue to occupy Rivar Hill Airfield, arguably the best airfield (~1.4km 00/18) in North Wiltshire.