Covid-19 Important Notice

The outbreak of Covid-19 has severely impacted our ability to offer gliding training and experiences, as well as limiting our ability to provide bar, catering and accommodation to members and visitors. This is likely to remain the case for some time.

“Instructor Recency” flying has been permitted recently, so we have restarted our flying operation in a limited way. Solo pilots who are not instructors will be allowed to fly from 29 March. Two-seater dual flying will commence in a limited way from 12 April. But the world has changed a lot. One consequence of this is that we are restructuring how we offer Introductory Flights and new Memberships:

  • Our capacity to deliver pre-solo training is currently prevented by regulation, and even when that eases we have the challenge of finding people willing to share confined spaces such as a cockpit. We have therefore implemented a waiting list for new memberships, so that new members get the attention they deserve and need. To express your interest in joining, please contact the office.
  • Vouchers for Trial Lessons due to expire after 17 March 2020 are suspended, pending the recommencement of flying for non-members. We will endeavour to contact voucher holders to make alternative arrangements. If you have not heard from us, please contact the office.
  • Public Training Courses are currently suspended, and remain under review. Attendees already booked in will be contacted as required.
  • We will not be able to take new bookings for courses or trial lessons until further notice – obviously we want to schedule our existing customers, so that they can fly as soon as possible.

We look forward to meeting and flying with you as soon as it is practicable.

Updated 23 March 2021


Gliding High above the Peak District National Park

From a single experience flight to a 5 day beginners course. We have  an option for everyone


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Glider landing at Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club

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gliding above cloud near Ladybower reservoir

Ridge, Thermal and Wave all from one unique site! Why not come along as a group on a week long expedition… 

Uniquely situated in the heart of the stunning Peak District National Park, we have ridges that can be explored in most wind directions and the Pennines can also kick off wave in almost any direction. Just ask our senior pilots about flying round the “lump” to Matlock!

Better still – try it on our simulator first…..

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