Getting started in gliding

Gliding may seem like one of those hobbies that is intended for people with a lot of money, but the truth is that it does not have to be that expensive.

Free tuition

There are some clubs that will offer some free tuition to people who are new to the sport. It is worth calling a few to find out what deals are available that will help you to get a good idea of how it all works and how to progress.

It is worth making friends with the other people at the club as they will have plenty of tips and tricks that will help you get to grips with the sport much more quickly.

Clothing for gliding

The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to splash out on special clothes to take part. For comfort, black leggings or even yoga pants are a good option. These will not restrict movement and will make it easier for you to get in and out of the glider. They are also good value for money and can be teamed with other items for a simple outfit.

If you need any specialist equipment, then you should be able to borrow or hire this from the club that you’re using.

It is worth joining online groups in advance of joining a club. This gives you the opportunity to find out about the rules at each particular club and get some advice before you even get started. The more you can learn in advance the better prepared you will be for your first gliding experience.