Highest Flying Gliding Club in England 2010!

About Our Club

We fly from Currock Hill just outside Newcastle and have one of the most modern fleets for a gliding club of our size anywhere in the UK. We have three SZD Puchacz two-seater composite training gliders for instructional and early solo gliding and a Grob Astir CS77 composite single seat glider for solo flights and cross-countries. We are well placed to benefit from soaring in the wave which often sets up over the Pennines on a south westerly wind; and our pilots also enjoy thermal soaring in the summer months.

TV Documentary on NGC Wed 1st July

Watch Sky channel 117 " MADE IN TYNE AND WEAR " on Wednesday 1st July at 7.00pm.
It is a half hour programme filmed at Northumbria Gliding Club.

Open Day Saturday 18th July 2015

The club is to hold an open day on Saturday 18th. July 2015 starting at 10am
Come along and see what we are all about.

Free Admission

Trial flights available on the day in Glider or Motor Glider

Try your skills on the Glider simulator

Have a go at Archery with Prudhoe Scouts

Come and meet Prudhoe squadron Air Training Corps

Learn about our Junior section ( from 13yrs of age )

Refreshments available all day

Entertainment in the Hangar from 12.00 with:

Whittonstall Community Band

Black 'n' Blue Harmony rock band

Evening entertainment with Live Music and licensed bar till midnight

Come and join us for a great day out. Everyone welcome

Wave Flying Over High Force in the Grob 14 Apr 15

Even motor gliders can sore successfully in wave. Two hours thirty flying time, point 8 of an hour on the engine, over eight thousand feet climb!

Club Expedition to Eden Soaring June 20th - 27th 2015

If interested in above see article in Forums

NGC's Latest Tug Pilot


Well done, Tim!

Astir Air to Air

Air to Air photos of Tim in the Astir

Promotional Video


An early start on Sunday morning delivered several achievements for our members. With the perfect wind profile forecast, I had a feeling there would be wave around until lunch, by which time it would probably turn thermic. Sure enough, with the first launch releasing at 1600ft straight into 5kts, there was wave running east-west just off the end of the strip. Each glider topped out above FL100 with some reaching FL130.

Well done everyone!

Tim Neville - gold height

Malcolm Smith - gold height, two hour flight for XC endorsement and first contact with Newcastle ATC as P1

Keith McIntyre - silver height (plus plenty) and two hour soaring flight for XC endorsement

Dave Scott - re solo on aerotow again

Quite a week...


Well, this last week has been one of the best I can remember at NGC. It started on Sunday with the good news that John Hire had successfully completed his Assistant Category Instructor course. Well done John. Moving on from that, we flew everyday from Tuesday to Sunday and couldn't have wished for better conditions. Tuesday - Thursday gave us great thermal conditions with cloud bases reaching 6100' amsl. Friday and Saturday delivered a mix of thermal and wave - I stopped climbing at 12500' because I got cold in shorts and t-shirt!

Some achievements from this week:

- Tim Neville is now Bronze & XC Endorsed
- Matty Moor got his one hour soaring flight for the XC Endorsement in blue wave
- Keith McIntyre is converted on to the Astir
- Jamie thermalled away from a winch launch

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