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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.

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Beautiful Wind Vane for GHC Hangar 2

Hangar 2 Wind Vane

A rather beautiful wind vane for GHC Hangar 2, modeled on Goerge Caley's 1849 glider has been presented to us by Graham Saw (centre).

Graham has created a stunning piece of work, it even has a replica of Derek Piggot flying it, as per the Anglia TV documentary.

It is a shame it will be going on the hangar roof where people won't be able to fully appreciate it!

Thank you Graham, this must have involved so much work for you to build.

Second GHC Hangar Making Excellent Progress!

The weekend of the 18th November saw substantial progress being made on the GHC 2nd hangar build with the completion of the door frames, plus the installation of the drainage that will prevent the entrance being flooded in heavy rain.

The 2nd GHC Hangar

Later two of the door frames were hung in position and their action tested on the rails, we are happy to report they slide very smoothly.

Meanwhile Ray has been working hard to complete the concretion of the side steps, hangar progress is considered by all to be very good at this time.

GHC Awarded The Royal Aero Club Certificate of Merit

Royal Aero Club Certificate of Merit

We are proud to annouce the Gliding Heritage Centre's great work to preserve the history of gliding in the United Kingdom has now been recognised by the Royal Aero Club.

At their annual awards ceremony at the Royal Aero Club, Pall Mall, London, we were delighted to receive The Royal Aero Club Certificate of Merit.

Presented by Officer Commanding BBMF: Squadron Leader Andy 'Milli' Millikin and received on behalf of the GHC by Tony Newbury, this award is the third award to be presented to the Gliding Heritage Centre this year.

All supporters of the Gliding Heritage Centre should rightly congratulate themselves of the fact that through their hard work and determination we have now garnered awards from the British Gliding Association, Lasham Gliding Society and now the Royal Aero Club. It really shows that the GHC is an established part of the aviation heritage community here in the United Kingdom!

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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