Established in 1930, Southdown Gliding Club is one of the oldest gliding clubs in the UK and also one of the largest and best equipped. Office Open 9:30-12:30, Monday-Friday
Our location adjacent to the scarp face of South Downs and close to the South Coast is perfect for soaring on the updraughts and lee waves from the Downs and riding the seabreeze fronts. We offer glider pilot lessons and Introductory Flight Packages for potential new pilots. We also welcome visitors from other Gliding Clubs. Find out more by clicking the key links provided below ….
Become A Member
Membership offers a wide range of benefits from learning to fly to meeting new friends and just enjoying a very social day out at the club.
We are an all volunteer club and that means our instructors and tug pilots give their time for free to give you the opportunity to learn to fly.
At the end of the day and after the gliders are re-packed in the hangar it’s time to open the bar and discuss the days flying!