Army Gliding Club (Wyvern) is one of the regional clubs within the Army Gliding Association (AGA) and affiliated to the British Gliding Association (BGA), the sport’s national governing body. Our principle aim is to introduce young service men and women to the sport of gliding and soaring. However we also have an active membership of non service pilots whom we develop from having never flown before to achieving the goals offered through the BGA “badge” system and beyond. Some become competition or aerobatic pilots, some decide to become instructors, and some look to gaining their pilots licence to fly our Motorglider.
We have a large and experienced team of BGA qualified instructors who train the full BGA gliding syllabus. Most training takes place at the weekend but we also run five courses, each of 5 days, from March to September each year, that offer a concentrated and focussed period to potentially go solo.
We undertake several expeditions each year. These are to gliding sites in the UK or abroad, where special soaring opportunities exist such as mountain lee wave. Club pilots have also flown our Motorglider around the Scottish islands and as far as Southern France.
We also have a very active social scene, with the bar being open at the end of every flying day, and BBQs being organised during the summer/