august, 2019

28aug5:00 pm8:30 pmFeaturedEvening Gliding in Surrey - August 2019A Fabulous Airborne Experience - The Thrill of Silent Flight5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Surrey Hills Gliding Club, Kenley Aerodrome, Victor Beamish Avenue, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5FXEvent Type :Gliding


(Wednesday) 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Surrey Hills Gliding Club

Kenley Aerodrome, Victor Beamish Avenue, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5FX


Event Details

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Evening Gliding in Surrey
Wednesday 28th August 2019

We are delighted to announce the June date for Gliding with Steve Codd and his crew at Surrey Hills Gliding Club, the historic Kenley Airfield. They are preparing an airborne welcome for us on Wednesday 28th August.

Just south of London (in fact the club is also known as South London Gliding Centre) near Whyteleafe, high on a hill for added altitude, are our hosts with a flying attitude.

With a fleet of two Grob (two seater) aircraft they are offering us another “taster evening” and your chance of a trial flight. The Grob is comfortable, spacious and has a detachable front canopy, which makes for much easier access.

We’ll meet at 5.00 pm and start flying from around 5.30 pm and depending on weather and daylight hours we could go through until 8.30 pm.

The flight is launched by a winch tow, which reels in a cable, taking the glider along the tarmac runway and then up.  At the required height, the cable is released and you are off and flying. By definition these are short flights, BUT they will give you the thrill of glider flying, and on warm summer evenings when the thermals are kind you can get some stunning views across London and the Surrey countryside.

So, just to recap on those details:

Gliding – Wednesday 28th August.  Meet at 5.00 pm until 8.30 pm. 

There is a simple clubhouse, and the toilets have limited accessibility.  For more information log on to

If using Sat Nav or Multimap, please insert Salmons Lane West (Caterham) or postcode CR3 5LT.

Please note that for gliding there is a limitation of height and weight, so we can’t take anyone over 6ft 4ins or 16 stone

Contact Valerie or Ann at the Sportability office on 020-8959-0089; or email us at to book your place or if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!

Best Wishes,

The Sportability Team.

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