You will need some form of photo ID so that the RAF can issue you with a day pass for gliding - either a driving licence or a passport. Due to the level of security on an active RAF base, you will not be allowed on the airfield without valid photo ID, therefore this one is especially important!Warm Clothing
The importance of suitable clothing cannot be stressed enough. In winter wear waterproof boots or sturdy trainers (to keep your feet dry and warm) and a warm jumper or fleece under a jacket to keep the wind out. If in doubt, bring a more clothes than you think you will need. Airfields are famed for being THE coldest places on Earth in winter, so wrap up warm! Gloves and a warm hat are pretty much essential, and a scarf is a good idea too. Kilts, skirts and dresses do not go well with parachutes so wear warm trousers instead. Don't wear your best clothes because it's simply not practical. It's an airfield, not a fashion parade! In summer most pilots wear sunglasses and some kind of hat to keep the sun off. Sunscreen also is something to remember.Food
There is usually (but not always) a supply of hot and cold drinks as well as snacks and sandwiches available on the bus for a few pennies. There is also a Spar shop on the base, which is 5 minutes walk from the gliding club hangars. You can bring along your own food to supplement this, but most people do not bother. If you are vegetarian however, it is advisable to bring you own food since the food provided tends to include some form of meaty goodness. If you stay overnight, meals are usually available at the Italian restaurant next door, or the Spar shop on base.Money
Don't forget to bring a cheque book, or cash, to pay for your flying on the day. You might also want to bring some change for drinks & snacks. There is a cash machine in the Spar shop on base, but it charges you to make a withdrawal.Progress Card & Log Book
You will be given these after your first flights, and you should take them with you every time you go flying after that. Your progress card is needed so that the instructors can see how you are getting on before each flight. Your log book is needed to record your flights, a legal requirement if you intend to learn to fly.Camera
If you ask your instructor, they will let you take pictures from the air during your flights!