We are a student-run club who fly gliders - aeroplanes without engines.
Launched into the sky at 70 mph and riding on rising air, the length and range of a flight are virtually limitless. It can be dramatic, challenging and exciting. On a good flying day, you could be soaring with the birds and playing with the clouds.
Oxford University Gliding Club is open to all staff and students of the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. No previous experience of flying is required; you will receive full training by qualified instructors. Once competent, you can fly without an instructor and in different types of glider.
As well as a leisure activity, gliding can be a competitive sport with challenges set by time of flight, height climbed, distance travelled, or aerobatic manoeuvres. We have an annual Varsity competition versus Cambridge and Oxford students may earn half-blue status for competing on behalf of the university.
We also run multiple expeditions during vacations throughout the year. Previous trips include Portmoak (Scotland), Talgarth (Wales) and Edensoaring (Cumbria). The university gliding scene is active and we liaise with other clubs for inter-university trips and competitions.
Join us for multiple social events per term, advertised on our Facebook group and mailing list. We're a friendly bunch, so don't hesitate to drop one of our committee members an email any time.