Fly with Buzzards over the Long Mynd

Church Stretton, Shropshire

Join the Buzzards and take to the skies over the Shropshire Hills with one of the longest established gliding clubs in the UK.

The Midland Gliding Club first flew from the Long Mynd in 1934 and is one of Britain's prime gliding sites. Its 334 acre airfield is 1,500 feet above sea level amidst the glorious scenery of the South Shropshire hills. Add to that the sheer joy of soaring with the buzzards over Shropshire's verdant landscape in a modern 2 seat glider – who could ask for more? Owned, operated and managed by the membership with a small staff of professional instructors, engineers and administrators.

The best way to get started is to take a midweek 'holiday' course run by their professional instructors. The atmosphere is relaxed, the location is idyllic and the standard of aircraft and instruction is of the highest order. Follow this up with weekend visits and/or further courses until you are ready to fly solo. The thrill of your first solo flight is something you never forget.

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