Coronavirus Update, 6th April 2020

Trial Lessons and Vouchers now valid until end of 2021

With Banbury Gliding Club having to temporarily close in support of the effort to contain the virus, we would like to reassure anyone who is concerned about the normal voucher 12 month validity period.  As we live through these unchartered times we’d rather everyone focussed on the priorities of staying safe and looking after one another, so all existing BGC vouchers will now be valid until the end of 2021.

Similarly, if people want to experience the freedom and joy of gliding in a uniquely social and welcoming environment then any new packages bought from us will also be valid until the end of 2021. Something to look forward to!   


Coronavirus Update, 16th May 2020

Banbury Gliding Club partial opening

In line with the government announcement on 15th April regarding restarting recreational GA flying, Banbury Gliding Club has restarted solo gliding for existing members. Strict social distancing rules are in place together with a rigorous hygiene routine. 

Further updates will be provided as soon as the rules are further relaxed to allow visitors and two seater flying.


Coronavirus Update, 1st July 2020

Two-seater flying for members to resume

We’re extremely pleased to announce that starting on the 4th July we’re restarting two seater and instructional flying for members, all in accordance with the guidance and requirements issued by the BGA and DfT.

Further updates will be provided once we are able to allow visitors to the club and for Trial Lessons to take place. 


Coronavirus Update, 5th November 2020

Club closed during lockdown

In an attempt to stem the spread of the COVID19 virus in England, N Ireland, Scotland and Wales we’re complying with the DfT guidance issued 4th November and the club will be closed from 5th November until 2nd December. Further updates will be provided in due course.


Coronavirus Update, 4th December 2020

Club reopened for club members only

In accordance with DfT guidance, we have recommenced operations following similar precautions to those we previously had in place.  Club activities will be limited to Club Members only for the time being to provide an added level of member protection.  Further updates will be issued here in due course.


Coronavirus Update, 31st December 2020

Club closed temporarily

Banbury Gliding Club is now temporarily closed due to it being in a Tier 4 “stay at home” restricted area. No member flying activities will take place until further notice.