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Bannerdown to Host 2018 Inter-Services

Bannerdown Gliding Club will again host the Inter-Services Regional Gliding Competition in 2018 at Keevil.   This years competition runs from 4th to 12th August.  Details can be found on the competition site:

Registration is now OPEN!

See you there!


Date posted: January 22, 2018 by admin

Bannerdown to Host 2017 Inter-Services

Bannerdown Gliding Club will be hosting the Inter-Services Regional Gliding Competition 2017 at Keevil from 29th July to 6th August.

Registration is open, visit the ISRGC 2017 Website for more details.

Date posted: June 27, 2017 by admin

We like Friday Group Flying so do these Scouts!

Date posted: July 1, 2016 by admin

Club AGM

The annual AGM was held last night in Steeple Ashton Village Hall. The local pub, the Longs Arms, ensured the assembled club members were well fed and watered before the formalities began.

After the financial and club admin side had been dealt with the annual awards were presented.

Date posted: February 21, 2016 by admin

Lots of Conversions

Well done to Neil Geraghty and Matt Dews who converted to new glider types today.


Neil was let loose in our Duo this afternoon.


And Matt in the Astir

Well done to both!

Date posted: January 16, 2016 by admin

Christmas Course Day 3

Xmas course day 3 Winching today. Well done to Mike Edwards on the exercises for his Gliding Aerobatics Badge. Well done to Neil Geraghty for his development of aerobatics. Once he learned to be “forceful” it went well. Not many candidates this year but three good days.

Neil on Tow

A rather nervous Neil on tow.

Thanks to all for coming out. Was very enjoyable.


Date posted: December 29, 2015 by admin

Christmas Course Day 2

What a day! R32, R12, R20, 840, BJ and R10 out flying.

Today’s success was Aden Jones completing his Bronze XC endorsement.

As for the wave. Wow. At one point we had all gliders between 6 and 11 thousand feet!

Cloud running with Mike Swanson

Simon in 840 at 10,000 feet

Date posted: December 28, 2015 by admin

Bannerdown compete at the Junior Nationals

Well done to ‘Team Bannerdown’ that participated in flying alongside the junior Nationals at Aston Down last week.

Thanks to Jon Arnold, Simon Foster for flying 16 and also to Steve Jones for flying a couple of people in his Duo.

Team Bannerdown at the juniors .... Juniors Briefing Sam Arnold in the Duo

Well done Sam Arnold, Charlotte Acton and Matt Dews for their development and a big pat on the back to the competitors Christine Davies, Callum Harkness and Ben Dews who did remarkably well.

Date posted: September 3, 2015 by admin

More Summer Bronzing

Well done to Alex Bartlam & Rich Hafferty for completing their Bronze badges.

Well done to Sam Arnold, Charlotte Acton and Rich Hafferty on completing their Bronze Cross Country Endorsement.

Thanks to Pete Desmond for helping!

Quite a weekend especially when you add in a beautiful wedding (out CFI) on Friday 🙂

Date posted: August 9, 2015 by admin

A Silver Leg

Well done to Charlotte for doing her 5 Hours!!! 😀

Charlotte after five hours

A 5 hour duration flight is required to gain the BGA Silver Badge, along with a 50km distance and 1000m height gain.

Date posted: August 8, 2015 by admin