Welland Gliding Club as a member
Welland Gliding Club and the Lyveden airfield is run by volunteers, everyone helps everyone else to fly.
Whilst you learn to fly, as a member, it will be necessary for you to assist in the general running of the club including background tasks/work parties as well as tasks on flying days.
This video is a great example of what happens at a gliding club.
There are a multitude of tasks that are essential for the smooth running of a flying day.
(Full training will be given and as a member, you will be expected to assist with these activities).
These consist of:
getting gliders out of the hangar in a morning
taking gliders to the launch point
setting up the launch point
assisting at the launch point
logging flight launches and landings
using the club vehicles to retrieve gliders (once they have landed)
taking gliders back to the hangar at the end of the day
Assisting with hangar packing and locking up
Don't worry, our friendly volunteers will be on hand to give full training and assistance for all of these tasks.
If you are interested in joining us or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.