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THE GLIDING HERITAGE CENTRE - COLLECTION

Discover Our Superb Collection of Gliders

Restoring and maintaining these gliders is a labour of love - and is never complete..

Click a link in the TYPE column to learn more about each aircraft in our precious collection.

TYPE MANUFACTURER YEAR BGA G-REG OTHER FLYING NOTES
Scud-I Abbott-Baynes (Replica) 1931 (3922)     No On loan from the Brooklands Museum.
Scud III Abbott-Baynes 1936 283 G-ALJR   Yes Kindly donated by Laurie Woodage.
EoN Baby Elliotts of Newbury 1949 628 G-ALRU   No Kindly donated by Bob Kent.
Olympia 2b Elliotts of Newbury 1958 962   BGR Yes Kindly donated by Mike Gagg.
Olympia 463 Elliotts of Newbury 1965 1373   BZV Yes Kindly donated by Bruce Cooper, adopted by Phil Hawkey.
Grunau Baby Hersteller Flugzeugbau 1952 5066 D-6932 KFW Yes Kindly donated by Roger Slade.
Lo 100 W. Hirth 1953 3915   HFS No In use as the GHC flight simulator.
Weihe Jacobs Schweyer 1943 448 G-ALJW LJW No Kindly donated by Nick Jaffrey.
Kaiser Ka3 Kaiser 1958 2689   EHB No Kindly donated by Leigh Hood.
Drone Kronfeld Ltd. 1936 NA G-AEKV   No On loan from the Brooklands Museum.
Willow Wren Manuel 1932 162     No On loan from the Brooklands Museum.
Hawk Manuel 1969 1778     No Kindly donated by Tom Coldwell.
Crested Wren Manuel 1986 NA     No Kindly donated by Barbara Reed.
MG19A Oberlerchner 1955 2903   ERZ
(OE-0324)
Yes Kindly donated by the Chris Wills estate.
Colditz Cock Replica   NA     No On loan from South East Aircraft Services.
MU13-D Scheibe Flugzeubau 1957 2267   D-1327 Yes Kindly donated by Geoff Moore.
KA 6E Schleicher 1968 1452   G-KSIX No Kindly donated by Chris Sterritt.
Scott Viking 1 Scott Light Aviation 1938 416 G-ALRD AHU Yes Purchased from Willem de Baars with appeal funds raised by Bob Van Aalst
Gull-III Slingsby 1939 643     No On loan from the Brooklands Museum.
Grasshopper Slingsby 1953 N/A   XA225 No Kindly donated by Ian Pattingale - In Storage.
Prefect Slingsby 1958 815   BAN Yes Kindly donated by Sir John Allison.
Skylark 3b Slingsby 1959 870   155 Yes Kindly donated by Jeffrey Price.
Skylark 3f Slingsby 1961 1004   BJK Yes Kindly donated by Ron Page.
Swallow Slingsby 1967 1365   BZM Yes Kindly donated by Francis Webster
Foka 4 SZD Poland 1963 1414 G-DCBP CBP Yes Kindly donated by Leslie Nicholson and Gwyneth Sutton
YS 53 Yorkshire Sailplanes 1974 1897 G-DCXV CXV Yes Kindly donated by Yvonne & Henry Stott and Alison & Paul Myers
Z24 Zlin 1946 655   OK-8592 Yes Kindly donated by John Dredge
The following gliders are in private ownership - but are also made available to the collection from time to time.
Olympia 403 Elliotts of Newbury 1957 1278 G-APEW   Yes
Olympia 2b Elliotts of Newbury 1959 1029   127 Yes RAE Farnborough Gliding Club 1959-1977
Grunau Baby Hawkridge 1948 578 G-ALSO AQN Yes  
Hutter 17 John Lee 1989 3661   FZT Yes  
Grunau Baby Schneider 1945 1910   CYJ No Current restoration project
Kadet Mk1 Otley Motors 1943 731   AWZ Yes  
Kite 2B Slingsby 1947 663     Yes  
T21B Martin Hearn 1950 3148   993 (WB990) Yes  
Sky Slingsby 1950 685   AVB Yes 1952 Festival of Britain
T31M Slingsby (Modified) 1951   G-BZLK   Yes Ex RAF WT873 - Converted to T31M in 2006
T31B Slingsby 1954     XE799 No Ex RAF XE799
Skylark 2 Slingsby 1956 759   AYD Yes  
T31B Slingsby 1959     XN243 Yes Ex RAF XN243
Eagle T42b Slingsby 1959 880   45 Yes Ex Imperial College Gliding Club
T31M Slingsby (Modified) 1962 N/A G-AYAN      
T31M Slingsby (Modified) 1962 N/A        
T31 Slingsby 1962 3229   FFQ Yes Ex RAF XE800
Grasshopper Slingsby 1962 4372   JBA Yes  
Skylark 4 Slingsby 1962 1066   BLZ Yes  
Swallow Slingsby 1963 3823   HBX Yes  
Capstan Slingsby 1964 1183   BRW Yes  
Bocian 1d SZD 1960 998 G-DBJD BJD Yes  

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