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 can learn to fly with us. We offer some of the most affordable flying in the country, with flights starting from just £7 and free instruction provided. All training is done on an individual basis, an instructor will guide you through the flying syllabus, giving you all the information and training you need to eventually fly solo. There is no deadline for when you should start, the club can be joined at anytime!

How do I join?

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. After you have attended one of these sessions you can signup for flying.

We fly every weekend throughout the year, taking up to 8 people each day. During busy periods (Welcome Week) there will most likely be a backlog, however most of the time you can fly as often as you like. 

Sign-Up session dates:

The first two sign up sessions for the 22-23 academic year are as follows:

Friday 30th September 5-7pm – In person at the Engineering and Science Learning Centre Room A09.

Wednesday 5th October 5-7pm – In person at the Engineering and Science Learning Centre Room A09.

Sessions after these dates will be held on Microsoft Teams (online) with the frequency depending on interest.

You are required to attend one of these sessions before signing up for a gliding weekend via the sign-up form.

How much does it cost?

Our annual membership is just £70, 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. A full breakdown of our prices can be found on our prices page.

Social Media

The majority of our communication is done through our Facebook and Instagram. Feel free to message our social media pages if you have any questions. Moreover, we have a Facebook group which members can join to stay up to date with club news and find out about other club trips such as our annual trip to Portmoak, Scotland.