FLYING CLUBS IN THE BANBURY AREA

1.  Banbury Gliding Club Hinton in the Hedges Airfield, Steene, Banbury NN13 5NS Telephone: 0333 044 0134 Banbury Gliding Club is a friendly club of around 80 members, operating three club two seater gliders, two club single seat gliders, and around 20 privately owned gliders based at the airfield, launched by two powerful tug aircraft. The Club operates at weekends and bank holidays throughout the year, together with some midweek days especially when suitable soaring conditions occur when the members will liaise to help one another launch and fly.

2.  Enstone Flying Club Enstone, Chipping Norton, OX7 4NP Telephone: 01608 678204 Ours is a flying club for everyone from the beginner to the experienced pilot. If you are enthusiastic about flying, this is the club for you! At Enstone you will find everything you would expect from a modern flying school, all combined with the friendly relaxed atmosphere of our wartime club house.

3.  Oxfordshire Sportflying Club Enstone Aerodrome, Church Enstone, OX7 4NP Telephone: 01608 677208 Oxfordshire Sportflying Limited was founded in 1981 by a dedicated group of aviators. Today, Oxfordshire Sportflying provides training for the NPPL-SLMG (National Private Pilot's Licence - Self Launching Motor Glider) using the Slingsby T.61F Venture, Grob G109A and Diamond HK36TC Super Dimona motor gliders, providing the opportunity to fly both taildragger and tricycle undercarriage aircraft. Enstone is also an approved examination centre for the Flight Radio Telephony Licence.

4.  Shenington Gliding Club Shenington Airfield, Shenington, Banbury Telephone: 01295 680008 Shenington Gliding Club is one of the most dynamic and progressive gliding clubs in the country, with an increase in membership of 300% since 1991. We pride ourselves on making everybody feel welcome. There is a thriving social life - during summer there are regular club barbecues, whilst in winter there is the usual round of seasonal parties. The longer winter evenings and non-flying days are ideal for formal and informal gliding lectures, usually followed by a trip to a local hostelry for refreshments! Our members range from teenagers to octogenarians and come from all walks of life.

5.  Turweston Aero Club and Flying School Turweston Aerodrome, Brackley, Northants NN13 5YD Telephone: 01280 701167 Turweston Flying Club offers Trial Flying Lessons to allow you the opportunity to try flying before you embark on the PPL course. The time you spend in the air can be put towards your total flying hours if you choose to commence the course.