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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.

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Scott Viking 1 Appeal

*** STOP PRESS NEWS: We Have Reached Our Target! ***

Thanks to VGC members and supporters of the GHC, we can proudly announce that due to your generosity and the undaunted efforts of Bob van Aalst, the target of 8,200 Euro’s to bring the Scott Viking 1 back to the Gliding Heritage Centre here in the UK, has been met! Assuming all the pledged monies are collected in time, a handover ceremony will be planned to take place at the International Rally in Terlet around the 1st of August. The GHC would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to both Bob and all those that contributed in bringing this icon back to the UK.

The Scott Viking 1 represents the pinnacle of pre World War II British glider design, we believe that it must become part of the GHC collection. Click HERE to discover how to help make this happen.

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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