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Preserving the History of Gliding in Great Britain

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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.

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

The Gliding Heritage Centre is open for visits all year round, though we run regular tours on Sunday afternoons. Weather permitting, we try to fly some of our gliders on the first Sunday of each month, please see our visits page for more details.

First ever GHC open day declared a great success!

GHC Open Day from the air

On Sunday 6th September, the first GHC open day was held in conjunction with Energy Alton.

Over 400 people came to visit the GHC collection and also to learn about and ride in electric vehicles. 29 people had flights in gliders, the collection's vintage T21 being made specially available for the day.

The weather was absolutely stunning with blue skies and gentle winds. Many people toured the hangar and the Primary glider was placed on it's pendlebock for people to try. Our derelict k6 glider was a big hit with the kids who were able to sit in the cockpit and play with the controls, and many people enjoyed food cooked on site.

Thanks to everyone who came, and we hope to see you again on our next open day!

Scott Viking 1

Read how the last of this innovative and historic British glider came to join the GHC collection HERE

What is it like to go flying in a vintage glider?

Watch GHC member JP go for a flight in our Zlin Z24 Krajenek

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

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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.

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