How frequently you should get your glider serviced depends mostly on how much you fly and what kind of flying you do. Most manufacturers recommend a number of hours that equates to either one or two years flying for most pilots. Bear in mind that some situations are more harsh than others: if you fly a lot in hot countries, from rocky locations or near the coast, these conditions can be more challenging for a wing.

Some manufacturers recommend a service after the first 25 hours, after the lineset has settled down, to make sure the glider is in trim. Once this is done in the first year, the next service scheduled service may well be two years later.

As a glider approaches the end of its service life, the line strength and fabric porosity may indicate that more frequent servicing is appropriate. If that is the case, we will tell you when we’ve completed your service.