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Dartmoor Gliding Society

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Dartmoor Gliding Society is a small but very friendly club located on picturesque moorland in beautiful South Devon within sight of the very well known Brentor Church.

Our club was founded in 1983 by a small group of enthusiasts with a twin-seat open-cockpit glider with a wooden hut to keep it in and a lot of energy to carve out a runway on the top of Burnford Common.

From these humble beginnings the club has steadily progressed to become the thriving gliding community it is today. The club now boasts a well-cared for grass runway, a refurbished club house and a purpose built hangar to house the club fleet of three twin-seat training gliders and three single-seat gliders.

Launching is by winch only. The site offers good thermal soaring and , when the wind is in the east, wave to heights in excess of 16,000 feet right off the end of the wire.

DGS from the air
K13 on final approach
Hangar & Clubhouse
DGS from the Air
K13 on final approach
Hangar & Clubhouse
Photograph by Mike Jardine
Photograph by Dave Rippon
Photograph by Mike Jardine

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