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Our Club

So far our club has only attracted helpful and friendly members keen to get stuck in with this most rewarding of hobbies. We have a warm and multi functional club house with a presentation suite, kitchen, computer room and a cosy bar area - the ideal place to put your feet up and relax after a great day in the air.

The Area

Our unique site is surrounded by safe landable fields and the runway pattern allows us to launch and land into the prevailing winds.

Prominent Position

We are surrounded by major navigational features including the town of Selby to the North, Drax Power station to the East and Eggborough Power station to the South - this makes it easy for both trainee and solo pilots alike to always know their position whilst flying from Burn.

Non-stop

In summer it's a great location from which to make your first cross country flights due to the flat landable terrain, and in winter we can stay aloft for hours, courtesy of the power station plumes and the mighty Pennine wave.

ASK13 Training Glider

The ASK13 two seat training glider has a steel tube framed fuselage and fabric covered wooden wings. It is strong, responsive and very forgiving, offering trainees an ideal platform on which they can practice and perfect their flying skills. The glider has been part of the training fleet for over 45 years, but it is still as relevant for training exercises today as the day we bought it.

ASK21 Training Gliders

We have two ASK21 two seat training gliders which have a glass fibre fuselage and wing structure. They are the workhorses of our pilot training programmes. They are the most popular two seat training aircraft in the UK, offering slightly better distance flying performance than the ASK13. We use them both for normal flight training and for flight conversion training for other glass fibre construction aircraft. For solo pilots they can also be used for other advanced training such as aerobatics.

Janus C/F Flaps and Cross Country Training Glider

The Janus C/F two seat training glider has a carbon fibre and glass fibre structure. It is the giant of our fleet with with flaps and a larger wingspan designed for distance flying. We use it for more advanced solo pilot training in the use of flaps, to teach efficient techniques for cross country flghts, and for conversion training onto advanced single seater gliders.

Twin Astir Glider

Similar to the ASK21 the Twin Astir is a two seat training glider made of glass fibre construction. This glider is privately owned, but the club has an agreement to use it from time to time as an air experience and training flight aircraft.

PW5 Single Seater Gliders

We have two superb single seat glass fibre PW5 gliders which are the ideal glider for new pilots to make their first single seat solo flights. They are fun to fly and make the ideal club glider, both for general single seater flying and as a stepping stone for some members prior to them buying a share in a single seat glider of their own.

Venture Motor Glider

The Venture Motor Glider two seat training motor glider has a steel tube framed fuselage and fabric covered wooden wings. It is ideal for air experience flights, flying currency checks, field landing practice/training and to get a feel for flying with an engine the Venture ensures flights as long as you choose, no matter what time of year.

Pawnee Tug Plane

The Pawnee does all aero-tow flights at Burn as well as being an invaluable asset for retrievals from neighbouring airfields. Designed for crop spraying in America, it has the power to tow any glider, or up to two gliders at once, to the height and position of their choice.

Steve Naylor
Full Category Instructor



Dave Peters
Chief Flying Instructor
Full Category Instructor

Keith Springate
Assistant Instructor

Dave Bell
Full Category Instructor
Motor Glider Instructor

Martin Ellis
Full Category Instructor

Bob Baines
Restricted Instructor
Aerobatics Instructor

John Stirk
Restricted Instructor
Motor Glider Instructor

Austin Craw
Retired Instructor

Jack Sharples
Retired Instructor
Motor Glider Instructor

Matt Ellis
Assistant Instructor

Mike Howey
Full Category Instructor
Motor Glider Instructor
Deputy Flying Instructor

Paul Bassett
Assistant Instructor

John Firth
Assistant Instructor

Tony Flannery
Assistant Instructor
Motor Glider Instructor

Ian Gutsell
Assistant Instructor



Stuart Leadbeater
Assistant Instructor

Dave Bellamy
Assistant Instructor

Chris O'Boyle
Assistant Instructor

Graham Higgins
Basic Instructor

Derek Wilson
Retired Instructor

Andy Toone
Retired Instructor

David White
Retired Instructor

Bill Thorp
Retired Instructor



Andrew Kitchen
Basic Instructor

Lesley Naylor
Retired Instructor

Terry Bassett
Retired Instructor

Terry Tordoff
Assistant Instructor


Dave Peters
Chief Flying Instructor

Matt Ellis
Bar Manager, Web Content, Email Enquiries

Dave Bell
Runway and Site Maintenance

Terry Tordoff
Medicals

Tony Flannery
Chairman

George Goodenough
Treasurer

David Chafer
Winch and Vehicle Maintenance

Chris O'Boyle
Company Secretary

Steve Naylor
Club Aircraft Inspection and Maintenance


Matthew Tindall
Web Designer

Matt Ellis
Bar Manager, Web Content, Badges & Achievements, Web Enquiries

John Shaw
Lead Ropes

Chris Cooper
PR Manager

Andy Toone
Membership Secretary

Ian Cudahy
Flying Accounts

Robert Hanslip
Electrical

John Firth
Tugmaster

Derek Wilson
Safety

Call Us
Clubhouse
01757 270296

Note: The Clubhouse phone is not manned. Please leave a message or send an email if no answer.

Vouchers
07793 369279 / send email

Voucher bookings will be advised on the day by phone if flying is cancelled due to bad weather.

Launch Office
07712 467401

The Launch Office does not have an answering service and is only available on flying days (Thurs, Sat & Sun).

Mail Us
Address
Burn Gliding Club
The Airfield
Park Lane
Burn
Selby
North Yorkshire
YO8 8LW
United Kingdom
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