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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

  • washing gliders

  • 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.

Club Membership Fees

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Flying Costs
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