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Welland Gliding Club

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31 Aug 2018
“Learning to Glide with the Best”
12 Aug 2018
“Brilliant Club”
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Whether you're learning to fly solo or simply enjoying an unforgettable experience this friendly group of enthusiasts offer the perfect facilities. Welland Gliding Club is based in the beautiful rolling Northamptonshire countryside between Oundle...more
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Lyveden Airfield Harley Way | Kettering, Northamptonshire, Brigstock, Corby NN14 3JD, England
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+44 1536 373434
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Reviewed 31 August 2018

I joined Welland just over a year ago now and I cannot say enough positive things about the club. I signed up for the "Fly to Solo" which is an instructor run syllabus to get me from newbie passenger to getting up in the air...More

Thank Tom L
Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thank you Tom for your feedback. I'm very pleased you're as hooked as the rest of us and look forward to flying with you over ever-wider horizons through the coming years. Kind regards, Andy

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We bought a gliding experience for our 15 year old son, he enjoyed it so much he has joined as a member. The club is giving him such a great deal. The adult members are happy to impart their knowledge, give support and encouragement to...More

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Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

richb1978, thank you for your kind feedback.

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We initially bought our son Matthew an introductory gliding voucher as a Christmas present. Less than a year after taking his first trial flight as a passenger he has flown solo (at the age of 15), thanks to the time and professionalism of the club...More

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Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hello Bob, thank you for your kind feedback. Matthew's enthusiasm for flying was clear from day one and he backed that up with his skills and commitment. It's great to see young people grow in confidence through taking on such awesome responsibilities in a carefully...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend bought me a one-day gliding experience last July. I was instantly hooked, so decided to learn to fly. What a brilliant experience the last year has been. Everyone is friendly, and the instructors spend a lot of time focusing on improving your skills....More

Thank Iain R
Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks Iain, that's very kind of you. You've embraced the club and we've quickly adopted you as one of the family. Your contribution to our operation is appreciated and we look forward to developing your flying skills for many years to come. Kind regards, Andy

Reviewed 16 July 2018

What an Amazing club I have known members of Welland Gliding Club for many years but only took their suggestion of visiting early August of 2017, and I must kick myself for not doing this earlier Friendly, helpful and just a really nice group of...More

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Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Paul, thank you for your kind feedback. Achieving solo status is amazing but it's just the beginning. You've opened the door to a world of fun, challenge, adventure and comradeship. Any club is only as good as its members and you have contributed greatly to...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We did a Glider experience in August and all the staff / members were really helpful and informative (special thanks for Nigel who was our pilot) Would highly recommend a visit

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Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Paul, thank you for your kind words. I'll make sure I pass your message on to your instructor Nigel. Kind regards, Andy

Reviewed 4 September 2017

It is a members club however it welcomes members of the public to take trial lessons or just to watch the gliding activity on a lovely site close to the National Trust property at Lyveden New Bield. Refreshments are on a self help basis. The...More

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Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you Skybolt, I couldn't agree more. It's a very special secret we enjoy, but we're always happy to share it with inquisitive guests. Definitely the best way to learn to fly an aircraft in an affordable way.

Reviewed 26 August 2017

I was unable to complete the flight on the arranged day due to circumstances, the club was very supportive to me. The members of the club were friendly and I was made very welcome. The flight and day was FAB and GROOVY (sixties speak). Thanks...More

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Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we love to share our wonderful sport.

Reviewed 12 October 2014

Great experience. Run by a very friendly, welcoming bunch of chaps. The flight itself is very exciting and provides stunning views of the surrounding area.

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Very welcoming group with the whole operation run on the same lines as a normal airport, but at the same time, laid back but very professional. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank James_Freebourne
Andy B, Manager at Welland Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2014

Thank you for your kind comments. We are a well-trained group of volunteers who love our sport and like to share it with others. Visitors and new members often comment that we are a friendly and welcoming bunch. We hope to see you again soon.

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