Gliding is an adventure sport that offers great enjoyment and exhilaration to those taking part. However, all participants should be aware that, like other adventure sports such as mountaineering, skiing or potholing, gliding involves an element of risk. For example, gliding is not as safe as flying in a commercial airliner. However, we believe that the balance of risk and reward is one that we can live with. Statistical comparisons indicate that you are less likely to suffer a serious injury gliding than playing rugby. For a further comparison, the figures indicate that you are slightly more likely to have a fatal accident scuba diving than gliding. At the Cotswold Gliding Club we place the very highest priority on safety and we work hard to minimise the risks in our sport. All our instructors are qualified by the British Gliding Association and are subject to regular re-qualification checks. Our aircraft are checked each day before flying and are subject to thorough annual inspections. Should you have any concerns about the risk involved in gliding, or want more information, we would be pleased to discuss it with you. Please contact the office and ask to be put in touch with an instructor.