Come gliding in the heart of Kent's most beautiful countryside and take a lesson or a trial glider flight. Situated within the private estate of the Earl of Guilford's Waldershare Park, the Channel Gliding Club has a unique position. With stunning views along the English coastline, and even across the Channel to France on a clear day, remember to bring your camera or video camera when you come to fly with us!

If you are local and would like to take up gliding then we welcome new members, it is not as expensive as you think. We are a small friendly gliding club offering a full range of facilities at very reasonable rates, please have a look at the Tariff page for more information. If you are looking for that special gift of a trial gliding lesson then you can book online - we can also cater for groups with special gliding evenings.

Trial lessons make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or any special occasion.

Trial Lessons

Trial Lessons are a great way to try gliding before joining the club. All lessons are with a qualified British Gliding Association rated instructor. A trial lesson also makes a fantastic and unusual gift for any special occasion.

You can now buy online using secure PayPal or by credit/debit card

 If you pay online please telephone the club on the above number to book the day you want to fly or to order gift vouchers.

It is important that for all the packages below that you read the Terms and Conditions before you buy - click here


Single Trial Lesson - 49

Experience the thrill of a winch launch followed by a silent flight over the beautiful Kent countryside with views across the Channel to France on a clear day.



Three Flight Package - 135

Learn more about flying the glider with a qualified instructor and have a go at the controls with this three flight package.


One Day Course - 195

This 5 flight one day course will not only include more hands-on flying with a qualified instructor but will introduce you to the ground activities and give you an idea of what it is like to be a member of the gliding club


Fixed Price to Solo 895

Includes 1 year’s membership

This is a package for the serious student who wants to fly solo. No matter what stage of flying you are at, even with no experience at all, this will provide all the instruction necessary to fly a glider on your own.

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