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Burn Gliding Club

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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 50 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 Glider

We have a superb single seat glass fibre PW5 glider which is the ideal glider for new pilots to make their first single seat solo flights. It is 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.

Rotax Falke Motor Glider

The Rotax Falke Motor Glider two seat training aircraft has a steel tube framed fuselage and fabric covered wooden wings. It is ideal for air experience flights, flying currency checks and field landing practice/training. A Motor Glider ensures flights as long as you choose, no matter what time of year. The version we have is also capable of aero-tows of small and medium weight gliders.

Pawnee Tug Plane

The Pawnee does most of the 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

Chris OBoyle
Chief Flying Instructor
Full Category Instructor

Keith Springate
Assistant Instructor

Dave Bell
Full Category Instructor
Deputy Flying Instructor
Motor Glider Instructor

Martin Ellis
Full Category Instructor

Bob Baines
Restricted Instructor
Aerobatics Instructor

Matt Ellis
Assistant Instructor

Mike Howey
Full Category Instructor
Motor Glider Instructor
Deputy Flying Instructor

Paul Bassett
Assistant Instructor

John Firth
Assistant Instructor

Ian Gutsell
Assistant Instructor

Dave Bellamy
Assistant Instructor

Andrew Kitchen
Assistant Instructor

Dave Peters
Full Category Instructor

Terry Tordoff
Assistant Instructor

Dave Watson
Full Category Instructor
Motor Glider Instructor

John Shaw
Assistant Instructor

Alastair Mackenzie
Assistant Instructor

Benjamin Ambler
Basic Instructor

Neal Shead
Basic Instructor

Geoffrey Hughes
Basic Instructor

George Rizk
Motor Glider Instructor
Full Category Instructor


Matt Ellis
Chairman, Email Enquiries, Burn News

Terry Tordoff
Medicals, Badges & Achievements, Caravan Site Manager

David Chafer
Winch and Vehicle Maintenance

Richard Truchan
Jobs/Tas Coordination

Steve Naylor
Aircraft Inspection

Steven Scothern
Technical Officer (admin) and Finance

Neil Bale
Secretary


Matthew Tindall
Web Designer

Mike Howey
Deputy CFI, FI Coach, Official Observer, Falke Towing

Keith Springate
Bar Manager, Group Air Experience Flights

Matt Ellis
Chairman, Email Enquiries, Member Comms, Debtors

Dave Bellamy
Janus C/F G-DEOV Aircraft Manager, Official Observer

Dave Bell
Deputy CFI, Pawnee & Falke Towing, FI Coach, Official Observer

Stuart Leadbeater
Assistant Child Protection and Safeguarding

Andy Toone
Membership Secretary, Selby Aero Modellers Co-ordinator,

Ian Cudahy
Q Logger admin

Alastair Mackenzie
Lead Ropes, Official Observer, Airspace Single Point of Contact

Terry Tordoff
ASK21 G_DERH Aircraft Manager, Caravan Park Manager

Anthony (Mac) McDermott
Regional Airspace Soaring coordinator RAUWG rep, Safety Officer

Ian Gutsell
Air Side Fire and Safety Equipment

Terry Bassett
Electrical Equipment Testing, Official Observer, Winch Trainer

Robert Hanslip
Electrical Installations, Airfield Manager and Banking

Bob Baines
BGA Inspector, Planning, Official Observer, Stats

Paul Bassett
Club Merchandise Manager, Pawnee Towing

John Firth
Tugmaster, Pawnee G_BEII Manager, Pawnee and Falke Towing

Chris OBoyle
Chief Flying Instructor, Official Observer

Richard Stirk
Airspace Sub Committee Member, Pawnee and FalTowing

Richard Truchan
Events Manager, ASK21 G-CJBM Aircraft Manager

Steve Naylor
BGA Inspector, Pawnee Towing, Official Observer

John Cavill
Winch Trainer

Oliver Campbell
Lead Ropes, MT Maintenance, Official Observer, G-CHZB Aircraft M

Benjamin Ambler
Social Media Assistant - Twitter & Instagram

Russell Walsh
Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Website Content

Christopher Hayes - Oldroyd
Club Merchandise, Official Observer, G-CHZB Aircraft Manager

Neal Shead
Official Observer

Eileen Scothern
Child Protection and Safeguarding, Local Planning Consultant

Steven Scothern
Technical Officer (admin), ASK13 G-DCCM Aircraft Manager

George Goodenough
Treasurer (non Committee Role), Club Bank Account, Pawnee Towing

Trevor Graham
Visitors/Vouchers, Management Accts

Paul Jackson
Club Simulator Manager

Neil Bale
Press Officer

Hannah Richardson
Press Officer in training, PR & Marketing

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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