Mendip Gliding Club is an accredited Junior Gliding Centre. The purpose of a JGC is to enable and encourage young people to get actively involved in the UK's gliding movement. The sport of gliding offers young people the opportunity to get involved in a different kind of sport, enjoy an activity that is outdoors and is available to all levels of ability. The legal age to fly a glider solo in the UK is just 14 years old.
This is a link to one of the youtube videos which are posted on a Junior Gliding Channel. Please subscribe and follow as many interesting videos are uploaded there.
Amazing video from the Junior Worlds 2009. This particular one was held in Finland. There are teams from many countries. UK also has it's own Worlds Team for juniors.
Junior Nationals are great for junior pilots to take part in a competition on national level. The entry requirement is Silver C. A number of our Junior club members have taken part in the Nationals.