636 Volunteer Gliding Squadron (VGS) is based at Swansea Airport on Fairwood Common at the heart of the Gower Peninsular, and has been located there since October 1964 (except for 5 years at Aberporth 1996-2001). The Gower offers some of the best scenery in South Wales and the UK as a whole, and is renowned for being an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Our purpose at the Squadron, is to promote and encourage among young people a practical interest in aviation, under the umbrella of The Air Cadet Organisation and The Royal Air Force.
We run a number of courses to cater for cadets of The Air Training Corps and Combined Cadet Force (RAF section), which include Glider Induction Courses and Gliding Scholarships. These operate every weekend with optional intensive week courses for those who have to travel a long way or have limited means of transport.