Whether you are an experienced pilot or wish to experience the thrill of silent flight with a great-value gliding trial flight or perhaps a more indepth learning 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.

Bronze Gliding Trial Lesson Experience

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. See more →
Silver Gliding Flight Experience

Get yourself longer in the air and get higher to take the views in, by taking two tows up to 2,000 feet with one of our instructors - resulting in you getting a longer opportunity for you to be the pilot during the trial flight! See more →
Gold Gliding Trial Flight Experience, ground briefing before a flight

Enjoy one-to-one training with an instructor, providing up to three trial lesson glider flights or up to an hour in the air, whichever comes first. Go higher and spend more time in the air and on the controls! Also comes with ground briefing. See more →
Learn To Fly a glider near Milton Keynes, coming into land

Take it to the next level! Look down on the heart of England from your great viewpoint, as you pilot a glider and learn to fly under instruction. Packages start from an amazing £275.00 WOW! (Starting to Fly package). See more →

BGC in a nutshell..
Banbury Gliding Club, founded in 1966, provides glider flights, trial lessons and flying experience days, alongside our excellently priced learning to fly packages, including our Starting to Fly package, giving fifteen (15) 2,000ft lessons, all instruction, briefings, 3 month's membership, a 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 a all-year-round dry site, fantastic facilities, 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.