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Closed 27/09/2019

raised of £10,000 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,005 to Help fund the purchase of our glider airfield

    Eyres Field, Dorset
    Funded on Friday, 27th September 2019

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    Our situation

    Dorset Gliding Club has found itself in the position of having its airfield sold by the landowner.

    We are trying to raise an extra £10,000 through crowdfunding, to help Dorset Gliding Club maintain a bright and secure future and still provide flying opportunities to all.

    Who benefits from Dorset Gliding Club?

    Everyone! Gliding is a sport open to all, young or old.

    If you have ever dreamt of flying but thought it would be expensive, gliding provides a safe and affordable way to learn to fly.

    Using the same naturally occurring currents of air that birds use to fly, gliders can soar 100s of miles across open countryside, at great height and speeds of over 100mph all without an engine.

    Those who try gliding with Dorset Gliding Club discover the possibilities of this amazing adventure sport.

    Why should you donate?

    Dorset Gliding Club is one of the oldest gliding clubs in the country and can claim to have trained pilots who have gone on to become national champions. Without a gliding field to support Dorset, opportunities to discover the magic of flying will be more limited and potentially expensive for those who wish to learn.

    Gliding provides more than just aerial experiences. It is very sociable and our members and pilots range from as young as 14 up to 89 years of age!

    People who discover gliding typically:

    • Gain valuable life skills in team building & communication

    • Gain a greater confidence

    • Get plenty of outdoor exercise

    • Get exercises that keep them mentally & physically fit

    • Achieve a greater understanding of flying to further their careers in commercial or military aviation

    How you can help

    We need to raise an additional £10,000 in funds to help secure the future of our club and assist future generations of pilots.



    • Ian Simmonds5 months ago
      Ian Simmonds

      Ian Simmonds

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you very much for your help and support 😀

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    • Ian Simmonds8 months ago
      Ian Simmonds

      Ian Simmonds

      8 months ago

      Thanks everyone for your continued support!

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    • Ian Simmonds9 months ago
      Ian Simmonds

      Ian Simmonds

      9 months ago

      Thank you everybody for your support so far! Please spread the word to help keep our airfield open so everyone can experience the joy of flying.

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    9 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/27/2019 08.43



    • Anonymous


      Sep 5, 2019


    • Richard Micklefield

      Richard Micklefield

      Sep 4, 2019


    • Ed Silmon-Monerri

      Ed Silmon-Monerri

      Aug 6, 2019

      Greetings from Yorkshire! I hope to fly from the field one day!


    • Mark Gribble

      Mark Gribble

      Aug 4, 2019


    • Adrian Morgan

      Adrian Morgan

      Jul 29, 2019

      I used to live in Wareham and never knew there was a club. I now fly from Easterton home of the Highland Gliding Club. Might be down your way before long...


    • -Peter Charatan.  EX Kent GC

      -Peter Charatan. EX Kent GC

      Jul 5, 2019

      Owning the club field will guarantee the future of gliding in Dorset. Best of luck


    • Krzysztof Kreis

      Krzysztof Kreis

      Jul 4, 2019

      I hope you will rise enough funds to buy your airfield!


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    Ian Simmonds

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    Eyres Field, Dorset

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