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Southdown Gliding Club

Pulborough Road | Parham Airfield, Horsham RH20 4HP, England
+44 1903 742137
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A Very nice place....

... of course with some lovely people. I was on a visit for some Training with Guy Westgate, and... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2017
Andrés V
via mobile
Present from Children

A lovely gliding club hidden in the Southdowns by Parham House. There is plenty of Parking and a... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Shirley E
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Southdown Gliding Club is located in a beautiful part of Sussex adjacent to the South Downs National Park and is principally a club for paid-up members who are experienced glider pilots or are training to get their glider pilots licence. The club also offers trial lessons and one-day courses to those thinking about gliding as a sport or leisure activity, or just as an experience to remember for the rest of their lives. It is a well-established club and was founded in the early days of aviation (1930).The club owns its own airfield and a fleet of 3 x 2-seater training gliders, plus 3 x single-seater gliders. We also have 3 x tug aircraft for towing gliders into the air. We also use a winch for a similar purposes. The club also has around 50 privately-owned gliders based at the airfield. Contact the club if you want to book a trial lesson or course, or even buy a voucher as an unforgettable present for someone.The club has a clubhouse and briefing facilities for its members which can be used by members of the public with permission or invite.Members of the public are welcome to visit the club and watch gliding activities providing they park in the designated area, and do not wander onto the airfield or go near aircraft unless accompanied by a club member.
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Apr 26, 2017
“A Very nice place....”
Jul 26, 2016
“Present from Children”
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Pulborough Road | Parham Airfield, Horsham RH20 4HP, England
+44 1903 742137
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

... of course with some lovely people. I was on a visit for some Training with Guy Westgate, and before even guy arrive or tell them that i was waiting for him, they invite me in the house, ask me if i want a tea...More

Thank Andrés V
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

A lovely gliding club hidden in the Southdowns by Parham House. There is plenty of Parking and a little cafe inside the club house. The staff and volunteers are really friendly and are a wide range of ages. We had a trial flight/ lesson, which...More

Thank Shirley E
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Great Club, all members are friendly, experienced. Besides, the location right next to the Southdowns hill range makes it a beauty spot. Once you're up there, feels like utter bliss!

Thank Pierre V
Reviewed September 27, 2015

A great day had to wait some hours (I was third in line)but it was a nice day and friendly people. Given lots of opportunity to take control instruction was excellent by my Trainer (Richard) .In the air for about half an hour. Gus Godliman

Thank Sue G
Reviewed July 21, 2015

I was lucky enough to do a glider trial at Southdown Gliding Club, what a fantastic experience! The instructors and club members couldn't have been friendlier, they all really went out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience that was informative, thrilling and...More

2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed June 6, 2015

Excellent place to try gliding, safe, friendly, good views from the sky! Great for youngsters from 14 years old to OAP! Good social club. Come on a try.More

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Cloosie, Membership Secretary at Southdown Gliding Club, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2015

Thank you for your kind review. It is much appreciated. We like to think we're a friendly club and it's a great delight to have us endorsed like this. Yes, anyone from 14 to OAPs can have a go, and perhaps even go on further...More

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