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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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We have had some very generous donations of late...

Prefect Prototype in Hangar 2

Thank you to John Hopkins for his donation of the Slingsby Prefect prototype. This glider show many detail differences from the Allison Prefect and makes a superb addition to the GHC collection. We intend to have it flying next season and sure they'll be a lot of people who'll want to get their hands on it.

Thanks must also go to Pete Purdie for the donation of his Zudvogel 3. This high performance wooden glider from the 1960's will make an excellent addition to the flying fleet, and now Daniel Chidley will face some stiff competition in Vintage Task Weeks.

On a more terrestrial level, thank you to Lemmy Tanner for the donation of his Ford Galaxy people carrier. We now have a more professional looking means to convey visitors across the airfield to our hangars without having to rely on volunteers cars.

Finally, thanks to Gordon MacDonald for the donation of his Hyundai SUV. We now are building quite a decent fleet of glider tow out vehicles.

GHC Autumn 2018 Newsletter is Here!

Catch up on the latest happenings in the Gliding Heritage Centre in our latest autumn newsletter, read it Here.

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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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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