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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).

Situated on Lasham Airfield; home of the world famous Lasham Gliding Society, the largest gliding club in the world, 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.

The Scott Viking 1 has made its first flights at the GHC, read about it HERE

The Gliding Heritage Centre Interim Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available on-line, read it HERE

Vintage Task Week Dates Announced

The Lasham Vintage Task Week will run from the 13th to the 21st August, for the first time we would like to extend an invitation to our fellow vintage glider pilots, both in the UK and from abroad to take part. If you are interested in participating, we have more details available, including how to enter HERE

GHC Flight Simulator Taking Shape

GHC Flight Simulator

The new GHC flight simulator is in an advanced stage of construction with the first test flights being flown in the last week.

Built from a derelict Lo100 fuselage and using the classic Condor gliding flight simulator, the new simulator should prove a big hit with GHC visitors, giving them the chance to soar high above Lasham without having to leave terra firma.

A few details are still to be ironed out with the configuration and then the next job will be to paint it in a smart paint scheme that is still under design.

Thanks go to GHC volunteers: Colin Simpson, Tony Newbery, Paul Jackman, Tony Fendall and Trevor Hills who've put a great deal of work into the project so far.

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

Watch GHC member Gary Pullen fly his T38 Grasshopper at Long Mynd

Scott Viking 1

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

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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