New Members

The University of Nottingham Gliding Club accepts new members at any point throughout the year. Find all the important details on this page.

Who can join?

Anyone, from any background can learn to fly with us. We offer some of the most affordable flying in the country, with flights starting from just £6 and free instruction provided. All training is done on an individual basis, an instructor will be assigned to you to work through the flying syllabus and give you all the information and training you need to eventually be able to fly solo. There is no deadline for when you should start, the club can be joined at anytime!

How do I join?

We fly every weekend throughout the year, taking up to 10 people each day. During busy periods (Welcome Week) there will sometimes be a backlog, however most of the time you can fly as often as you like. The first step is to come to one of our introductory meetings where we will show you how much fun gliding is and can also answer any questions you may have. These meetings take place on a Monday evening at 7:30pm during term time, the details of the next one are posted here.

New members signing up for the first time over the summer should message the Facebook page for more information. Here we can give you all the information needed for your first visit.

How much does it cost?

Our yearly membership is just £65 (or £45 for a single semester), which covers the cost of insurance and ongoing maintenance of our two club aircraft. For this reason, membership is required before you can fly with us. A membership can be purchased from the SU webpage here. A full breakdown of our prices can be found here.


The majority of our communication is done through the Facebook group which you can join to stay up to date with club news and ask any questions you may have. We will advertise introductory meetings and other trips in this group.