Preserving the history of gliding in Great Britain.

Unlike most other gliding nations of the world, Great Britain did not until recently, have a centre for vintage gliding. This has now changed and the first phase in the development of the Gliding Heritage Centre at Lasham is complete. The Chris Wills Memorial Hangar was officially opened on 4th August 2013. It houses a collection of vintage gliders, many of which can be seen in the air on flying days. 
The primary aim of the Gliding Heritage Centre is to preserve our British gliding heritage and make it accessible to the public. It is an educational resource where visitors can learn about the history of gliding and the more general aspects of gliding as a sport.

The Gliding Heritage Centre is a registered charity (Charity No.1148972).

The Chris Wills Memorial Hangar was officially opened on Sunday 4 August 2013.



The Gliding Heritage Centre is now open for visits. The best time to visit is on Sunday afternoons although it is also possible to see the collection during the week. Weather permitting, we try to fly some of the gliders on the first Sunday of each month.  Please contact us to arrange a visit.

If you would like more information or are considering a donation towards this very worthy cause, please follow the link to the Donations page.

If you would like to make a deeper commitment, then please consider joining as a Member. As a member you will have the opportunity to become more deeply involved in the activities of the organisation, to serve its aims and objectives and indeed to help shape the future of the Gliding Heritage Centre.

Thank you for your visit, please keep in touch!

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