Aerial photo of Mary Tavy

Dartmoor Gliding Open Day

Dartmoor Gliding Open Day    

After a successful event in May, Dartmoor Gliding Society will be hosting their second Open Day on Saturday 25th August 2012.  It promises to be a great day out for all the family.  Gates open at 09.30 a.m. and entry is completely free. Light refreshments will be available, or bring a picnic.  

Come and see gliders being launched up to over a thousand feet in the air in just a matter of seconds by a powerful winch.  Meet the pilots and watch Club Members rigging their own gliders. 

Flights will be available throughout the day in a visiting Faulke motor glider and of course trial lessons will be given by our team of dedicated Instructors when special Open Day rates will apply. 

Cheer on pilots performing a ‘Spot Landing Competition’ or try your luck in our Open Day Draw to win a flight in a motor glider, and have a go in our popular Flight Simulator (suitable for all ages).  See interesting static displays and vintage gliders plus lots more. 

Enjoy the stunning backdrop of Brentor Church and watch a spectacular flypast of a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a Search & Rescue Sea King helicopter from 22 Sqn Chivenor.  (weather permitting) 

So come and join us for an interesting and fun filled day. 

Dartmoor Gliding Society, Burnford Common, Brentor, Nr Tavistock PL19 0LB