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.

To contact the club for gliding vouchers or for further information please ring us on 01304 824888 or email us at


    Simon Waters


    Liz Waters

Safety Officer

    Paul Bolton

Junior Member Representative

    Matt Waters

These are the people to ask on any matters that concern you, other than matters directly connected to flying. These are the people who have experienced the steepest learning curve in the history of pressed men and who make no claims to be infallible. If you are able to offer help in any area, no matter how trivial it might seem, mention it to someone and count your arms afterwards.

Our Instructors

Chief Flying Instructor

    Colin Fretwell

Deputy Chief Flying Instructor

    Bob Shallcrass

Basic Instructor

    Matt Waters

Basic Instructor

    Paul Bolton

Basic Instructor

    Steve Potter

Basic Instructor

    Steve Chapman



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