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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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Construction of the second hangar is well under way!

We cannot beleive how much progress we have made on the second hangar, to say that it has been going up faster than Jack's beanstalk would be an understatement!

Have a look at the short aerial video below by Owen McCormack to see the progress made on the hangar as per the 6th October.

Since the video was made drainage has been installed and work has begun to landscape the area around the hangar. Tonnes of earth are being moved and the ground inside the hangar is being further prepared ready for the concrete floor.

It is a testement to the unique spirit of the GHC volunteers led by Gary Pullen and Richard Moyse, who are working so hard to complete what will be a massive boost to the GHC facilities to house our ever expanding collection.

We thank everyone for their support, whether financial or by working so hard with the build; if it was not for you the GHC would not be the success story that it is today.

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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