Duo Discus glider soaring over Booker Gliding Club, Wycombe Air Park.

Welcome to Booker Gliding Club

Discover gliding Have you ever looked up and seen a glider soaring like a bird on Nature’s natural energy? You too could be up there. If you’re looking for a new challenge, or just an exciting day out, try gliding with Booker Gliding Club. We’re based at Wycombe Air Park, between High Wycombe and Marlow, just off the M40, easy to reach from West and Central London, Oxford and Reading.

Training glider approaching to land

Experience Gliding For a taster of pure flight, or a gift with a difference, we offer trial lessons and half day courses throughout the year. Once you have bought your ticket you can book your preferred date online.

Club's duo discus about to launch during club expedition

Learn to Fly We have options for new starters, difference training for pilots of other types of flying, and aerobatics courses. Once you have bought your ticket you can book your preferred date online.

Preparing for cross country flight

Become a Member We have high performance training gliders, a simulator, a large number of BGA qualified instructors and a mentoring scheme that together will ensure that your flying skills develop safely and rapidly. Whether you want to improve your cross-country speeds and technique, become an instructor or master aerobatics, look around our website and Facebook pages to see what we offer.

Booker Gliding Club
Wycombe Air Park
Clay Lane

Call 01494 442501

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Find out what inspires our members to fly


Nils started gliding at his German school’s gliding club and went solo at 15. He considered a career as a pilot but instead chose meteorology. His passion is cross-country.
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Jan first flew at age 14, she now flies big jets for a living and gliders for pleasure and challenge. She has been a member of the British Women’s team in the Worlds.
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Dean came to gliding in 2021 and found progressing from complete novice to solo an exhilarating learning experience.
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Rob began flying power planes at age 16 in New Zealand, he considered being an airline pilot but decided it wasn’t for him. He got into UK gliding when he was given a trial lesson at Booker as a gift and thought ‘this is the life’.
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Richard is the Club’s Chief Flying Instructor and Head of Training. He started flying at 16, and now has around 5,000 hours of flight time on both gliders and light aircraft.
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Club members enjoying some of the aircraft in our fleet