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  • Benjie got his wings — 14 years old and flying solo

    I Did it!

    Not your average 14 year old as Benjie takes to the skies solo for the first time.

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    Getting airborne is only the start

    At Burn you will experience something more than just great views. The atmosphere and exhilaration of unpowered flight is simply infectious.

  • Oliver got his wings — 14 years old and flying solo

    Burn's youngest Solo Pilot

    Congratulations to Oliver Campbell, going solo in style on his 14th Birthday.

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    The perfect gift idea

    We get people from all over the country who are celebrating something special. From birthdays to stag-do's, give something unforgettable.

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    Learn for less

    Around 90% cheaper than learning to fly powered aircraft, our highly experienced team of instuctors will take you under their wing so you can get yours!

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    The ultimate Team Building Experience

    When you get stuck into a day's gliding, everyone is guaranteed to learn new ways of working together whilst sharing amazing experiences and amazing stories.

  • Charlotte gets her wings — 16 years old and flying high

    I Did it!

    Big congratulations to Charlotte who has just got her wings at the age of 16! Making her the youngest solo member in the club ... and one of youngest in the UK.

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Matthew Stirk - Our newest solo pilot 2018

Matthew on his 14th Birthday went solo last Saturday 27th January. He was sent solo by Tony Flannery making Grandad John Grandma Pat and Dad Richard very proud. So we now have three generations of Stirks flying at Burn.

Thought of learning to fly, but not started yet?

Have you seen us on Look North or Glide Britain?

We are actively recruiting new members to join our Friendly and Vibrant Club, learn to Fly and to share in our wonderful experiences flying over the Yorkshire countryside. Come and fly one of our Gliders - once you are in the air, Instruction is free. It's as easy as driving a car, so what's stopping you?

Not sure how to join, or what Gliding is all about? Then click on CONTACT US link at the top of the page and we will be happy to tell you more and welcome you to our club.

Join our new Facebook page

We created a new Club Facebook page in September so come and like our page: https://www.facebook.com/BurnGC/

BBC Look North on BGA Glide Britain at Burn

To view please go to our YouTube channel:

BGA Glide Britain Day - Tuesday 25th July

The BGA Glide Britain team landed at Burn on the 25th.
Glide Britain is a project to raise the general awareness and understanding of gliding among the public at large and thus raise level of participation in this exciting sport.

Gliders can fly large distances, flights of more than 300 miles are common in the UK and the distance record exceeds 600 miles. Gliders regularly achieve heights of 10,000 feet and the UK height record is a staggering 37,000 feet. We can do aerobatics, we fly very modern
gliders but also vintage ones. We have a very active junior sector, you can fly a glider solo at the age of just 14.

Gliding is safe, affordable, accessible, has no gender issues, you can fly solo at 14, gliders can be adapted for those with physical disabilities and above all, it's fun.

We now have an Instagram account

Please join at https://www.instagram.com/ and follow us at www.instagram.com/burngliding/

Burn Gliding Club joins Flickr Photo sharing site

To help promote the club to a wider audience. We have now joined the Flickr social media photo sharing site.
This also allows us to store images online. You can join at: https://www.flickr.com/
If you would like your club/gliding photos and videos to be show on the club's account please email Russell at pr@burnglidingclub.co.uk

We are now on Twitter!

We created an official twitter account in April. Please follow us https://twitter.com/Burn_Gliding To get involved please e-mail your gliding photo's to Russell via the contact us form selecting PR and Press contact. The best ones will get posted on our Twitter feed.

The affordable way to fly.

We are recuiting for new members with special discounted introductory deals and offers - see the Vouchers and Prices pages.
Staffed by volunteers, the club operates at minimal cost; keeping prices low to ensure our sport remains affordable to all. It's a great place to make new friends, learn something new and above all have fun. If you live locally just pop down to the club this weekend and see the facilities first hand, we will be pleased to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Year round fun.

Burn Gliding Club offers prospective pilots something unique in Northern England. Situated on the Burn WW2 airfield just to the south of Selby on the A19, we have 3 hard runways allowing us to operate in all seasons; so when other clubs pack up for the winter, we just keep on flying.

The ideal gliding club.

Not only are all the member and instructors, friendly and ready to help, but the flying at Burn is truly excellent. In summer the area is abundant with natural thermals and wave activity allowing you to stay airbourne for hours at a time. In winter we can rely on the local power stations - Drax and Eggborough to generate our very own exclusive thermals!

Craig Johnson goes Solo

Congratulations to Craig Johnson who went solo in our Ask13 CCM. Craig was sent solo by Assistant Instructor Terry Tordoff.

Benjie our newest 14 year old solo glider pilot

Well done to Benjie our youngest solo pilot along with Oliver Campbell as he too, did his solo flight on his 14th Birthday. Seen here with Instructor Tony Flannery who sent him solo.

Artur Klapa & Mike Howie in 2 Seater Comp.

Artur Klapa, Mike Howie, Keith Springate, Dave Bell, Dave Peters and Mac all took part in the 2 seater competition at Pocklington in August.

James Duda goes Solo at 19

Well done to James who went solo on the August Bank Holiday. Seen here been congratulated by Keith Springate his Instructor on the day. Thanks also to Ian Myles for doing the Duty Pilot role and organising the extra day of flying.

Oliver takes flight in the PW-5 Single seater

Only one month after going solo. Oliver has now converted to flying the Club's PW-5. Well Done Oliver.

More Oliver! - Burn's youngest solo pilot

Oliver Campbell completed his solo flight on his 14th Birthday on Thursday 30th June. Assistant Instructor Chris O'Boyle carried out two check flights before sending him solo. Oliver then went on to have another two good solo flight on same day. Photo provided by proud grandad Dave Chafer.
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Forthcoming Events

Selby Aero Modellers Meeting in the Clubhouse

2nd March

Committee Meeting

8th March

Flight Instructor Seminar - Mike Fox

10th March - 11th March
Burn Gliding Club, The Airfield, Park Lane, Burn, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8LW, United Kingdom
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