Videos

If you have a video on a video sharing site that you'd like to see here then please email the webmaster. Please read the 'Health Warning' below.

Video taken by BBC Points West of Jonathan Power's first solo.

A compilation from Alex Mazzoleni of his gliding in 2012. Most recorded at Aston Down.

The University of Manchester Gliding Society have visited us several times. Most of this video was recorded at Aston Down.

University of Manchester Gliding Society from Matthew Gyi on Vimeo.

John McWilliam and Alastair Harrison recorded this on the ridge at Nympsfield in the DG500.

A circuit at Aston Down.

A hangar landing at Aston Down.

David Roberts went to a wave camp in Norway flying from a frozen lake. Here is a video made by the French team who were there at the same time as him.

A visitor recorded this aerobatic sequence in one of our new PW-6Us.

 

Health Warning

  1. The club reserves the right to reject anything that looks as if it represents a dangerous practice, or is shot in such a way as to have inhibited proper control of the aircraft or interfered with good airmanship. No appeal will be allowed, and bad examples will be investigated by the CFI.
  2. Anyone submitting a video for this site must undertake that:

    a) if shot from a single seater, to have had the camera securely mounted to the glider in a fixed position throughout the flight,

    b) if shot from a two-seater, to have had the camera operated only by the non-handling pilot,

    c) to have had the camera secured by wrist or neck strap to the non-handling pilot throughout the flight, or stowed securely.
  3. Note that the YouTube format allows clicking though to other gliding videos which may not show good practice or airmanship, or may contain misleading information or purport to offer instruction which may vary from the BGA instruction undertaken at Aston Down. We take no responsibility for their content whatsoever.
  4. Pilots intending to carry out any form of photography in the air are warned that it is a distraction from the main business of good handling and airmanship, and increases the cockpit workload.  This is true of two seat flying as well as single seat, and if in any doubt, the pilot in command must abort the attempt and concentrate on flying the glider correctly and safely.

Simon Buckley CFI