Flying through the air in a small aircraft or beneath a paragliding canopy is a wonderful and exhilarating experience that gives another perspective on our world. It can also stimulate a desire to know more about aircraft, flying techniques weather etc.
Surrey Scouts have some of the best scouting opportunities in the country to experience and learn about many aspects of flying. The Surrey Scout Flying Club offers Air Experience Flying, Microlight Flying, Gliding and badge course support for Scouts, Explorers, Scout Network and Leaders.
County Adviser: Vacant
Contact: Flying Club Secretary –Stuart Barber
Air Experience Flying
Contact: Ken Funnell – 01737 822619
Powered flights will take place from Redhill. They are generally for scouts aged 10½ years and above. The cost is £38 (2019 rate) for a light aircraft flight of about 20 minutes.
Dates for 2021/2 are unconfirmed due to Covid.
Contact: Tony Williams – 01483 272847 (Lasham & RAF Kenley)
Gliding operations are planned at Lasham (Hants) and at RAF Kenley (Surrey). They are intended to Scouts of 14 years and above (Explorers and Network), and are suitable for groups of up to and including 10 people. Lasham flights can be organised for mid week, day time. RAF Kenley flights, during May to July and September, can be arranged Monday to Thursdays from 6 to 8.30 pm.
Surrey & GLSW Paragliding Club.
Bookings Secretary: Richard Featherstone
Paragliding opportunities will be offered between March and October. For further details and booking forms contact the bookings secretary.
Basic Courses – Day courses are run for scouts of 10½ years and above of in groups of up to 16 people, at a cost of £45 per person, for three flights. A non-returnable deposit of £25 is required to book. Scouts need to weigh 45kg/7stone dressed and in boots.
Parascenders Badge Course (for scout age) – This can be arranged subject to demand (maximum 8 scouts per course). This involves one evening, plus a complete day and will include 4 flights at a cost of £60.
Wings Flying Course – for those who have been on at least one basic course and be 16 years old or over. These comprise of a whole weekend training /camp and can be arranged if there enough applicants. They include 8-10 flights and there is a limit of 10 pilots to a course.
Special Events, e.g. jamborees etc. can be arranged through our coordinator, Nicola Sykes.
For general advice, please contact Simon Sykes
For a Parascending Information pack, click HERE.
For a Booking form, click HERE.
For a consent form, click HERE.