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We are flying as normal on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

If you want to book a date and time for a voucher you already have then please email the club.

Currently any vouchers purchased will have an extended expiry date (12 months). If your voucher is due to expire in the next couple of months and we have not been able to fly you because of Covid-19 then please contact us via email so we can add an extended validity date to our records. 

We hope everyone stays safe and we look forward to seeing you at the historic RAF Kenley airfield soon.

(updated 02/07/2022)

Surrey Hills Gliding Club

We are currently operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
(weather permitting) from the historic RAF Kenley airfield.

New members and visitors are always welcome.

The Surrey Hills Gliding Club is based at the historic RAF Kenley airfield, some 15 miles south of Central London, and just a few miles from junction 6 of the M25.

We are the nearest Gliding Club to London and the only Gliding Club within the M25.

How to find us

Surrey Hills Gliding Club

Kenley Aerodrome
Victor Beamish Avenue
Tel: 020 8763 0091
Email: surreyhillsgc@gmail.com

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Office hours:
During the Covid restriction most
office functions are being handled
remotely – please email rather than phone
Monday – Friday 09.30-12.30
(answerphone at other times).

About Surrey Hills Gliding Club

The Surrey Hills Gliding Club Ltd (SHGC) has been operating from RAF Kenley Aerodrome since 1985, and is owned and operated by the members. The airfield is owned by the MOD and is used by two RAF units, 2 FTS (Flying Training School) and VGS (Volunteer Gliding Squadron), who are the primary users, with Surrey Hills Gliding Club operating on weekdays at times of space capacity.

The club is affiliated to the British Gliding Association, our sport’s governing body, and all our training is given by BGA approved instructors. All flights are made as members of the club, with temporary membership and trial lessons available to help you get started.

Surrey Hills Gliding Club is a winch only site and our current club fleet comprises two dual seat training aircraft and three single seat gliders for those members that have progressed to solo flying.

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See what people say about SHGC

A friendly club that operates Monday to Friday throughout the year when not used by the RAF and can boast it trained a Junior World Champion. Come along and try out this wonderful sport – one day at the club, and four flights later, I was hooked. I have been back nearly every week since then.

Surrey Hills Gliding Club is unusual in that it operates on weekdays only. However membership allows us to fly at weekends with other clubs. I have been a member for twenty-four years, I must like it.

Most gliding clubs are situated among miles of rolling fields, often with a valley, a ridge or even a small (British-sized) mountain nearby. Not so Kenley! If you want to experience proper urban flying, where your views are the London skyline, then come and fly at Surrey Hills Gliding Club. It really is a unique experience, it’s a gliding club full of people who share a passion and are committed to the club. If you love gliding it would be a shame to miss the opportunity to fly over this historical Battle of Britain airfield.

So much excitement and adrenaline. I think it’s the most magical thing I’ve done in my life. Because of gliding I feel I can fly anywhere now and enjoy it, and it’s opened up so many new possibilities to go to places I never had the confidence to fly to before. It has honestly changed my life and I can’t thank you all enough.