COVID-19 (coronavirus)

5th May 2020


Visitors who have already paid in advance for any of the above lessons or courses but who have not yet been able to either book a date or take to the air can be reassured that the validity and expiry dates applicable on their vouchers will be extended for at least the same period as the period of the lockdown.

The Club will be as flexible as possible in making sure flights and courses can be provided to everyone who has already paid in full, or has paid a deposit for a five-day course, in an extended validity period. The Club will also take into account the fact that, in due course, to book within extended validity periods may mean booking flights during the Winter rather than the Spring, Summer or early Autumn as perhaps intended originally. The Club will therefore be flexible in accommodating visitors’ requirements if they wish to make flight bookings beyond an extended validity period.

Prospective visitors who wish to pay for a Trial Lesson, One-Day Course or Five-Day Course are welcome to do so but of course at this stage the Club is unable to indicate when taking flights may be possible.  

Flying with an instructor in a dual-control glider may not be possible from when single-seat (solo) gliding starts again, due to considerations of social distancing. We shall update this website when more is known about recommencement of normal operations.

In the meantime, anyone wishing to contact the Club for further information or to make payments, please email either the Chairman or Treasurer as given below under the note of 17th April.

17th April 2020

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis the Club office is closed and secured until further notice. If you wish to contact a member of the committee or another official of the Club, please do NOT leave a voicemail but rather email one of the following:

David Roberts
Andrew Flewelling

The above persons will forward incoming communication to another member of the team if necessary to ensure a response is provided.

Important Notice 25th March 2020

In view of the latest developments this week with announcements by the Prime Minister and the Government, particularly concerning the need to restrict movements to only essential work, basic shopping and key workers including NHS and related services, the Cotswold Gliding Club Committee has suspended all flying operations until further notice.

Members are requested to stay away from the Club for anything other than absolutely essential work and maintenance that is agreed specifically by the Chairman, Vice-Chairman or Treasurer. In the event of coming to the Club members must adhere to the Government’s guidelines with respect to measures to combat the spread of the virus. Security measures are in place.

The Club will recommence flying when the time is right, based on Government advice. In the meantime we trust that all members and friends of the Club who love our sport will take the necessary precautions to stay safe. We look forward to meeting up in the not-too-distant future.

David Roberts Chairman

Cadet Scheme

Learn to fly for less than a fiver a week!

Cotswold Gliding Club is looking for four young people from the Stroud and Cirencester areas to join our cadet scheme.