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5 Day Intensive Gliding Course

Learn to fly with a 5 day intensive gliding course at Norfolk Gliding Club – the fastest way to progress your aviation adventure!

Whether you’re a complete novice or have previous experience our professional BGA rated instructor team will quickly progress you through an extensive syllabus of ground school, simulator and airborne instruction aimed at quickly progressing you towards solo flight.

Expect the week to be very hands on with as much flying as time and weather permits included all within the one fee.

With course numbers limited to 3 or 4 students you can expect to fly at least 20 sorties during the week and if the weather permits a number of extended soaring flights.

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Please check out WhoCanFly to ensure you’re within the physical limits our fleet of two seat gliders can accommodate!


Our typical course week consists of the following:

  • Monday
    • 09:00 Introductions / Admin
    • 09:30 – Airfield safety brief
    • 10:00 Gliders Out and Handling Briefing
    • 11:00 Launching/Log keeping Briefing.
    • 12:00 First launch
    • 16:00 – Last flight / Pack Up
  • Tuesday – Friday
    • 08:30 Daily Briefing
    • 10:00 First flight / Briefings
    • 16:00 Last flight / Pack Up


We have an all inclusive approach with the emphasis on as much air time as we can manage. No hidden extras and no shortening flights because there’s a meter ticking!

Our £650 fee covers:

  • Temporary membership to Norfolk Gliding Club
  • Instruction / Launches
  • Course Materials
  • Training record and logbook
  • Unlimited flying for the 5 days
  • Guaranteed minimum 20 flights*
  • Use of the PC glider simulator
  • Tea / Coffee
  • Camping or Caravan pitch


Each course is staffed by a dedicated team of two who’ll provide everything from ground school, launching and flight instruction. Our Instructors are all BGA rated with¬†many years instructional experience. Expect to learn from some of the best and progress at your own pace.


We’re lucky to have 3 modern two seat training gliders, one of which is disabled pilot friendly with a hand-rudder kit installed!

Throughout the week the course team have pick of the fleet to deliver the training ensuring any serviceability issues don’t impact on your flying time.


Whilst the club doesn’t offer any on-site accommodation our camping/caravan site along with our recently refurbished shower and wash rooms are free to use for course members.

Please explore the links bellow to see the extensive local hotel and bed and breakfast offerings in our local vicinity.

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* We guarantee to deliver a minimum of 20 winch launches or equivalent aerotow or motor glider based training (3 winch = an aerotow or motor glider session)