Women’s Go Gliding Weekend – April 27th & 28th

The British Gliding Association is holding its first ever National Women Go Gliding weekend in 2024! This initiative is a partnership between the BGA, Women Gliding and the GoGliding campaign is the first of its kind. It hopes to encourage more women to try gliding and to show that it is an enjoyable and inclusive …

Soaring

The video displays a glider circling within a thermal, accompanied by the sound emitted by the electronic variometer, or vario. The pitch of this sound alters to signal whether the glider is ascending or descending in the air, enabling the pilot to focus on flying without needing to glance at the instruments. Two variometers are …

Aerotow for City University

City University from London has established a tradition of bringing its engineering students with a keen interest in aviation to CGC, offering them a unique opportunity to engage in firsthand airborne data collection. Despite the harsh winter weather taking its toll on the grass runways, rendering them waterlogged and dotted with puddles, today marked a …

Inter-Club League

The Inter-Club League is a friendly competition among small number of nearby clubs (in our case: Gransden, The Gliding Centre – Husbands Bosworth and London Gliding Club – Dunstable). It is distributed over several weekends during the summer. Any member cleared for cross-country flying is eligible to join our teams. We can have up to 3 pilots …

Evening Flying

When the days grow longer and the clocks go forward, an intrepid band of volunteer crew and instructors come together to offer flying lessons for our members on Tuesday evenings. Evening gliding is an amazing experience! Starting at 6pm and running till sunset, these evening lessons are excellent for those building up experience in the …

Getting to the club

Once you’ve arrived at the main gate on the B1046, there’s still over a mile of farm track and then the old airfield perimiter road to navigate before arriving at the clubhouse. Please follow this route as it ensures you won’t come into conflict with landing or launching gliders, but do also keep a good …

Bronze Badge exam preparation

Exam Structure The Bronze exam has 10 sections, each with 12 multiple-choice questions (for a total of 120 questions): For a detailed list of the sub-topics in each section, see pages 49 & 50 of “Part FCL for Glider Pilots”, available here: http://www.egu-info.org/dwnl/Part%20FCL%20for%20glider%20pilots.pdf The pass mark is 75% in each section (i.e. 9 correct answers to …