Since 1937 OUGC’s mission has been to expand the sport of Gliding at Oxford. All students and staff at Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities are eligible for membership. Everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced pilots is welcome.

‘Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return.’
— Leonardo da Vinci

Our Committee

The Committee are the organising heart of the club. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any queries or suggestions!


President - Tor Walberg

Hi, I’m Tor and I’m OUGC’s President. This is my second year on the committee, having been Alumni and Development officer last year. If you have any general queries about the club please don’t hesitate to contact me!


Treasurer - Ka Ho Tam

Hi! My name is Ka Ho. I'm a DPhil student in Biomedical Imaging at Hertford College. I joined OUGC in October 2017, and have been steadily progressing ever since. I find gliding incredibly exhilarating and aspire to be able to fly vast distances across the country!

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.


Membership Secretary - Yusuf İkbal Oldaç

As the membership secretary of OUGC, I do my best to make sure that everyone interested in flying joins the club and receives a warm welcome! You will hear from me when you first decide to sign up or if you have any questions about joining the club.

If you have any questions about how to join the club, feel free to get in touch with me at


Captain - Chia-Man Hung

As your captain, I am dedicated to organising gliding camps, expeditions and competitions. These are some of the most exciting and fun parts of gliding (you can find out more on the expeditions page). If you have any ideas about new places to visit, competitions to partake in, or potential camps to organise, do let me know as we are always looking to explore new things!

Looking forward to seeing you at the airfield and do not hesitate to drop me a line at


Maintenance Officer - Rowan Border

As maintenance officer, I will be endeavouring to keep the gliders at maximum operational capacity for maximum flying and also the trailers operational so we can take gliders to all the expeditions. You can help us out by letting us know if you notice anything on the gliders or trailers that needs a fix-up. Thanks!


Social Secretary - Yoon-Young Lee

As a social secretary, I plan and host events for the club including after-flying socials, aviation-themed talks, pizza nights and cocktail parties throughout the year with the committee. I’d like to bring everybody together and make this year an enjoyable one for you!


Alumni and Development Officer - Peter Belcak

am helping around in the committee, dealing mostly with the Alumni and Development-related activities, running of the intro days and lending my hand for maintenance when I'm free on the airfield.

Secretary - Philipp Kerth

Hi! My name is Philipp and I started Gliding in 2016. I serve as Secretary in the club and help out with the maintenance of our gliders and trailers, so we can fly safely and have fun! If you think about joining our club I can only encourage you to do it! Gliding is for sure the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced!

IT Secretary - Bogdan Toader

Hello! I'm Bogdan, the IT officer for OUGC this year.

I came to Oxford in October 2015 to start my DPhil in applied mathematics and that's when I also started gliding. My job revolves mainly around maintaining and updating the website, so please check it out -- lots of good information here!