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 - Peter Belcak

Hi! I’m Peter and I’m OUGC president. This is my third year of gliding and second year on the committee, having been Alumni and Development officer last year. If you have any general enquiries about the club, please get in touch with me.


Captain - Francesca Gregory

Hi, I’m Francesca and I started gliding in 2014 and I’ve been hooked ever since! I’d recommend gliding to anyone, it is truly one of the most exciting and rewarding sports out there. As your captain, I’ll be organising expeditions/ competitions, so if you have any interest in these check out our expedition page and feel free to drop me a line. See you on the field!


Treasurer - Tor Walberg

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


Membership Secretary - Daisy Makin

Hi, I'm Daisy and I started gliding when I joined the club in Michaelmas 2018. As Membership Secretary, it's my role to welcome new members to the club, so if you're interested in joining, or have any questions, feel free to get in touch!


maintenance Officer - Philipp Kerth

Hi! My name is Philipp and I started Gliding in 2016. I am in charge of 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!


Social Secretary - Ping Lu

Hi! I’m Ping. I started gliding in 2018 and I have been hooked ever since. As your social secretary, I will be organising post-gliding meet-ups, cocktail parties, gliding talks, movie nights, etc. So stay tuned!


IT Officer - Chia-Man Hung

Hi! I’m Chia-Man. I came to Oxford in October 2017 to start my studies in CDT/DPhil in robotics and machine learning and that's when I also started gliding. This is my second year on the committee, having been Captain last year. My current job revolves mainly around maintaining and updating the website, so please check it out -- lots of good information here!