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Preserving the History of Gliding in Great Britain
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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2019 Vintage Task Week Dates Announced
The GHC will be holding our annual vintage task week from Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd August. If you are an eligeable pilot and would like to participate further details can be found in our 2019 Task Week document.
The Pink Panther Comes To The GHC
We have a new and very distinctive addition to our fleet, a first for the GHC, our very own pink glider! Thanks to Sylvia and Bob van Aalst who very kindly donated their much prized Slingsby T8 Tutor.
When the glider was being restored at Booker a discussion was held as to what colour it should be painted, someone as a joke suggested paint it pink! The rest is history.
Sylvia and Bob travelled all the way from the Netherlands to hand over the glider and cooked a fine Indonesian meal in the LVGC clubhouse to boot! We thank them again for their monumental efforts, I can't wait to see Gary doing the first flight.
Visit The World Famous Wasserkuppe Museum With The GHC
The Gliding Heritage Centre is absolutely delighted to announce our first ever trip to the historic Wasserkuppe Gliding Museum in Germany.
Travel in style with us in April 2020 on an exclusive, all inclusive 4 day coach trip taking in the biggest gliding museum on the continent.
Places are going fast, so to avoid disappointment visit the Wasserkuppe Tour page to find out more.
GHC Workshop Appeal Fund Receives a Big Boost!
Today Gary Pullen met up with Sarah Garnett, widow of the late Pat Garnett and was delighted to receive a donation of £5000 from Pat's estate.
Pat was instrumental in helping the Gliding Heritage Centre to become established by very generously giving a great deal of his time to draft the lease that allows the GHC to operate from Lasham Airfield.
With this wonderful donation the workshop appeal fund now stands with a grand total of £20k, which brings the day closer when the Gliding Heritage Centre will have its own modern facility to maintain its ever growing fleet.
The Gliding Heritage Centre would like to express its deep gratitude to the Garnett family for this donation and their continuing the support that they have given the GHC over the years.
If you would like to lend your support to the creation the Gliding Heritage Centre then why not click on the Donations link on the menu at the top of this page to find out how.
GHC Spring 2019 Newsletter is Here!
Catch up on the latest happenings in the Gliding Heritage Centre in our spring autumn newsletter, read it Here.
Prefect Prototype Flies!
The Slingsby T30A has made its first flights with the Gliding Heritage Centre. Gary took the glider up for a quick winch launch and circuit before handing it over to our Dutch friends who are visiting Lasham for their annual trip to the GHC.
This glider is the actual prototype and was donated to the GHC by John Hopkins & Kevin Fresson and makes a fantastic member of the GHC collection. The Prefect type is particularly well represented at the GHC because we also have the stunning T30B that was donated to us by Sir John Allison.
Visit the GHC News Page to catch up on all the latest activities of the Gliding Heritage Centre.
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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