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The DfT have announced that from Nov. 5th to Dec. 2nd private pilots, including glider pilots, should not undertake any sport or leisure flying in line with the requirement to stay at home without reasonable excuse.

In line with this announcement flying operations at Bannerdown Gliding Club are suspended until further notice, with the sole exception of flights carried out for essential maintenance purposes which can be carried out with specific permission.

We will continue to monitor guidance from the DfT and hope to resume flying once restrictions are eased.

Information from the BGA regarding this announcement can be found here.

The full DfT guidance can be found here.

Welcome to Bannerdown Gliding Club

We operate from Keevil airfield, which is situated in Wiltshire between Devizes and Westbury. We are an RAF GSA Gliding Club, affiliated with RAF Brize Norton. We welcome personnel from all areas of the armed services, as well as non service people whether you have flying experience or not.

All pilots planning to arrive by air please make note the airfield is 'PPR' and you must follow the guidelines detailed on our location webpage.

Bannerdown Gliding Club is situated just north of the Westbury White Horse ridge which allows for great soaring conditions. This provides excellent opportunities from both the ridge and for thermals. Quite often the local hills produce beautifully smooth wave lift!

Looking for a new challenge for 2021?
Learn to Fly with Bannerdown Gliding Club!

Keevil airfield is a large and safe environment for training. It offers opportunities for trial lessons on an individual or group basis. Our 'Trial Lesson' vouchers make great gifts! For more information please view the Lessons Section. Our FAQ page is also helpful.

Under 21? - SAVE 50%
Junior Membership at Bannerdown only costs £100 per year!
If you are between 14 and 21, and in full time education, you can learn to glide
on a Junior Membership with Bannderdown Gliding Club.
Take Control - Trial Lesson £60
Take Control - Group Evenings