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The ideal gift for those with a sense of adventure! Call now to sign up for these great offers.

Total beginner or new to gliding? Want to improve you current skills?

Courses with Bicester Gliding Centre are the ideal introduction for newcomers and the perfect way to make rapid progress that is difficult to achieve at some other clubs. Within convenient traveling distance of Oxford, Banbury, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Birmingham, Reading, and London.

Five-Day Intensive Courses - £650

Are you learning to glide, and not progressing quickly enough?
Take a 5 day course.

This course fee includes all launches (by Winch, Aerotow and Motorglider) and all airtime, for the duration of your course.

Each course will have at least one instructor assigned solely to it and have a student to instructor ratio of 2:1. The courses will be tailored to each individual's requirements, and will be structured to make as much progress as possible for each pupil aiming for solo.

There will be a professional ground school with lectures on theory and gliding techniques, plus pilot’s logbook included in the course fee. Detailed pre-flight and post-flight briefings are also included.

The course fee is £650 - of which we need a £200 deposit to secure your place (this deposit will not be refunded if you subsequently cancel, however change of dates, if available, may be accepted). This fee covers the cost of all flying during your course.

Book your place early - we anticipate them filling up quickly.

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Multi-Flight Deal - £159*

Go on, treat yourself!

So you want more than a single trial flight, but can't fit in a full week off work around your main holiday commitments. Try one of our multi-flight deals instead!

This is an ideal way to see if gliding really is for you. The voucher costs £159 and gives a 6000ft height allowance. This package is bookable either morning or afternoon. Your height allowance can be used on just aerotows (towed up behind a tug plane) or by taking winch launches (being pulled airborne by 3000ft of cable travelling at 70mph) or a combination - for someone expressing an interest in learning to fly we strongly recommend 1 x 3000ft aerotow followed by 3 winch launches. (Each winch launch counts as 1000ft from this allowance.) On the day of your multi-flight deal, should you wish to go further, we can move your package fee into a Flying Start or Learn to Glide package deal, BUT this can only be done on the day of your multi-flight deal.

Contact the office directly (phone or email) to check instructor availablity.

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Available as required, April - September

*Midweek only

Course Dates


We are offering 5 Day Courses throughout the year.  Please contact the office on 01869 252493 to discuss dates.


Learn To Glide - £1,000*

A very popular present for someone special - including yourself!

The Learn to Glide Package provides you with a year's membership and up until you achieve solo standard a maximum of 10 hours flying in two seat gliders, up to 60 winch launches, a pilot's log book and a progress card. If you have not achieved solo within the year's membership, you will only need to pay to renew your membership at normal club rates and the balance of any unused flying costs included in the package, will be rolled over to the next year. The package also includes, if your instructor requires it to help you achieve solo, 30 minutes in one of our motorgliders and a maximum of 4000ft of aerotows.

When you are ready to book your first session, please call us on 01869 252493. Your membership will start from the date of your first flight. There is lots of useful information available on our website at www.bicestergliding.com which may help prepare you for your flights. You can fly without making a booking at weekends, although you will need to put your name on the flying list when you arrive and will have to take turns with other members. It is best if your initial flying is during the week so that you can establish yourself at the Club when it is not so busy, and you are likely to have more dedicated time with an instructor.

If you would like to book mid-week please call the office; mid-week instructors will teach a maximum of two people together. The fee for booking a midweek instructor is not included in the package.

* Any unused flying credits will be retained by the club when membership expires.

Flying Start - £295*

A popular 'taster' introduction to gliding!

The Flying Start course includes 3 months membership to Bicester Gliding Centre, and 200 of flying credit which is 'flown off' at club rates - see the Price List under Full Member. This should give you around 15 - 20 Winch Launch flights or 5 Aerotows. This will take you a significant way through your training to become a pilot! You can either fly at the weekends by putting your name on the daily flying list when you arrive at the launch point, or come out mid-week if the day is not otherwise booked up - contact the office about this however.

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A training glider winching launching at Bicester Gliding Centre, near Oxford.

* Any unused flying credits will be retained by the club when membership expires.

One Day Course - £225*

A day to remember!

Our one day courses are simply a great way to learn about flying. It's the ideal introduction or top up to more experienced pilots. The day is designed to get as much flying as we can to give you the best experience. If you are new to gliding its very likely you will have a good idea if you want to continue in this wonderful sport. We offer one of the lowest pupil instructor ratios of 2:1. That's important to get the best out of this experience. All our instructors are BGA rated. We fly in the K13 aircraft as it gives maximum feedback to new students.

This package is aimed at those who are considering taking up gliding as a sport and want to see if it's for them. Arrive early, help get the aircraft out and the airfield set up. Stay for the day. All flying will be with the same instructor and if you have time, stay and help to put everything away again. This will help you understand how gliding works at a practical level.

We will give you three winch flights in the morning plus a 2000ft aerotow. Weather permitting, we will aim to give you up to one hour's flying time. And then the same again in the afternoon! You will be provided with a Log Book and a training record card and free coffee and tea.

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*Midweek only

Important, for all packages


Give yourself a gliding holiday - you deserve it!

Phone 01869 252493 to book - the phone will be answered during normal office hours.

Mark joined as a Junior Member and within three years entered competitions