Whether you are an experienced pilot or wish to experience the thrill of silent flight with a great-value Gliding Trial Lesson or perhaps our Introductory Membership or our in-depth Learn to Fly course, 
you’re in the right place.   With excellent facilities, access to experienced (and friendly!) instructors, a dry field all year round and an open countryside for exploration, you’ve made the right choice to visit us.

Banbury Gliding Club is based at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near to both junctions 10 and 11 of the M40, allowing easy access from London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bicester, Bedford, Oxford and beyond. 


A beautiful yet thrilling glider flight with one of our instructors; experience the joys of silent flight.
Get a flight with a tow up to 2,000 feet in a two-seat glider and take the controls yourself.
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If you (or someone you know) want to find out about the sport of gliding and experience what it’s like to be a member of a gliding club, then our Introductory Membership package is for you.  This 2+2 package offers 2 flights plus membership for 2 months during which time you’ll get to know the club, its members and the challenges and rewards that gliding has to offer.

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Take it to the next level from your Trial Lesson or Introductory Membership. Look down on the heart of England from your great viewpoint, as you pilot a glider and learn to fly under instruction. For more information, see our ‘Learn to Fly' page. See more →

BGC in a nutshell..
Banbury Gliding Club, founded in 1966, provides 
 Trial Lessons, Introductory Memberships  as well as Learn to Fly options. These excellently priced packages include launch and glider hire fees, all instruction, briefings, logbook and more.  Our experiences also come as a gift-voucher, making them ideal gifts for birthdays, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, wedding gifts and Christmas. We also offer Corporate Days and Group Flying, perfect for office-outings, school activities, family events or just groups of friends. Whatever your occasion, gliding is the perfect day out!


Are you a glider pilot?
For current glider pilots, we also offer an all-year-round dry site, fantastic facilities and the most competitive 
membership rates and aerotowing costs in the UK, alongside a roster of BGA-certified professional & friendly instructors. Conveniently located in central England near the M40 corridor and travelled to from London, Birmingham, Oxford, Northampton, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Bicester, Buckingham, Bedford and Banbury, we have many airspace-free cross-country options available in all directions.