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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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New GHC 2017 Sweat and Polo shirts - Available Now!

GHC New Merch

Proudly modelled by our Dutch friends from Venlo in the Netherlands, ably assisted by Sue Brooke and Gary Pullen; the new GHC 2017 Sweat and Polo Shirts are now available!

Featuring an exclusive design by Pilot with a Paintbrush Amy-Jo Randalls; they are available in all sizes, in Black, Burgundy and Dark Green, the polo shirts cost £15 each and the Sweatshirts are £20 each.

They will be on sale at the GHC here at Lasham and at the GHC stand that will be attending various events this year, so don't forget to come and see us and get yours!

GHC Vintage Task Week 2017 - It's Really Going To Take Off!

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The Gliding Heritage Centre Awarded BGA Diploma

BGA Diploma

In recognition for its service towards gliding, the BGA has awarded the Gliding Heritage Centre the BGA Diploma.

At the BGA conference in Nottingham, in a ceremony hosted by the British Gliding Association, The Gliding Heritage Centre was proud to receive the award from the BGA's Pete Harvey.

This award is for everyone who has contributed to the success of the GHC. Whether you donated to a hangar appeal, helped build it, donated a glider, maintain the gliders in the workshop, or do any other thing for us; this award goes to you all for making the GHC the success it is today. We thank you all.

It is so fantastic that the GHC's work is now being recognised at an official level, let's keep up the good work!

The Gliding Heritage Centre Winter Newsletter (issue 3) is now available on-line, read it HERE

2nd Hangar Fund nears £80,000 milestone!

We must give a big thank you to Geoff Moore who has very kindly donated £10,000 to our second hangar fund bringing the grand total to £79,071.

Geoff is an avid supporter of the GHC and also the Vintage Glider Club, having previously donated his Mu-13d glider to the GHC collection and he attended the very first VGC rally at Husbands Bosworth in 1973.

This means that we are now over 60% of the way towards our target of £130,000 and within £1,000 of triggering the build process of the hangar.

But the good news does not stop there...

We have just been donated the last ever Slingsby designed two-seater glider to be built!

The YS 53 turning finals to land

The GHC would like to thank to Yvonne & Henry Stott and Alison & Paul Myers of Bowland Forest Gliding Club for their donation of the last remaining airworthy Yorkshire Sailplanes YS 53 Sovereign.

The glider is in superb condition and has already flown with us, the view from inside is fabulous thanks to its large glazed canopy. We think it will become a very popular member of the GHC collection.


What is it like to go flying in a vintage glider?

Go 'Back To Basics' in a T21 glider at Parham.

Scott Viking 1

Read how the last of this innovative and historic British glider came to join the GHC collection HERE

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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