Duke of Edinburgh Awards

On the 17th September we're having an evening where you can visit and find out more about learning to fly.

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Evening & Weekend Courses

Learn after work and great for Families to learn together

Glider Flight Experiences

for yourself or a loved one as a present,  what a wonderful way to explore amongst the clouds

NOW all vouchers valid until Jan 2022!

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We are open and operating with appropriate CV19 proceedures. Please contact the office if you would like further information.

Glider Experiences

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Improve your skills with a course

Combine an exciting holiday with the opportunity to accelerate your journey to becoming a pilot

Learn to Glide

Come and join the hundreds of Glider pilots that we’ve trained over the years

what we do

We are a modern Gliding club based in Husbands Bosworth

Visitors Information

With a welcoming club house, long E/W grass runway and easy access to J1 of the A14, we’re perfectly placed in the middle of over 1.5M potential Glider pilots!

About our Club & its history

We have arguably the best facilities in the country for Gliding. A comprehensive Club fleet, superb club house, nearly unrestricted airspace and our own 6,000 foot runway!

Contact Us

Sally and the office would love to hear how they can help you or your loved one explore the skies above our wonderful county.

The Club Duo Discus – HB1

This has to be one the very best two seat gliders ever made - the Duo Discus. We use her for advanced pilot and cross country training. She's often hired out by members for soaring, competitions and club expeditions. Recently fully reconditioned she's in 'as new'...

3 Chipmunk Tugs

Our 3 upgraded and now very powerful Chipmunks make sure that we can satisfy even the most demanding days aerotow needs. This means so you don't have to wait around to get into the sky.

Falke Motorglider

We offer our motorglider for training cross country landing circuits and Flight Experiences. Members can hire it by the hour.

The Airfield

The airfield is perhaps the most important resource that we have and it is also owned by us.

The Training Gliders – 2 ASK21’s

The ASK 21 is perhaps the best training glider ever conceived and remains the choice for ab-initio Glider training all over the world. Safe and dependable these are the first gliders that you will learn to fly with your instructor.

The Launchpoint

The Launchpoint provides a place to plan your next cross country or brief for your next training flight, right next to the flight line, whatever the days weather brings.

Our 4 cable winch

The winch gives a fast and efficient way to get into the sky and with around 1600 feet on every launch it's a fabulous way to get airborne.

The Club DG 505 – Whiskey 4

The club is the proud owner of a DG-505 called Whiskey 4 and we use her for more advanced training, club expeditions and learning spinning.

Challenge Cup Day 9: Update

First launch for the Cyan task is at 11:30 flying task A. The Magenta task will follow in a stream launch, also flying task A.

Challenge Cup Day 8: Update

Due to the weather conditions, both tasks for today have been cancelled!

Challenge Cup Day 8: Update

Gliders are beginning to tow out onto the grid, ready for the days briefing at 11:00am. First launch not before 13:00.

Challenge Cup Day 6: Update

To end day 6 of the competition, there was an 'International' night with a range of foods, a quiz and a chuck-glider competition. Here you can see some of the Sywell Air Scouts with their entries to the competition.

Challenge Cup Day 6: Update

The grid has been layed out and is ready to go, first launch for those on the Cyan task is at 11:45 this morning.

Challenge Cup Day 5: Update

Todays tasks have unfortunately been cancelled due to the weather.

Challenge Cup Day 5: Update

The tugs are out and the grid is ready for launch, not before 11:45 this morning.

Challenge Cup Day 4: Update

Day 4 came to a close with a singular land out followed by an open-mic night hosted within the clubhouse.

Challenge Cup Day 4: Update

Gliders from both tasks are beginning to return

Challenge Cup Day 4: Update

First launch at 13:00, Cyan task start line is to open at 13:37. Day 4 of the Challenge Cup is supported by Avionic Watches!

Get Started

When you learn to Fly a Glider – learn with the best.

From our youngest Solo member of 14 to our oldest of 84 we have an active and friendly membership where you will learn one of the best sports in the country. First time pilots through to the current Open Class World Champion all choose to fly here.

When do we fly

364 days a year

We are open to members every day of the year apart from Christmas day. In the summer we have duty instructors every day of the week and in the winter we have 3 regular days. So you can come with us almost anytime you like.

Simply a Great Experience

I had a day here gliding which was a present from my partner. I had 4 flights, two winch and two towed take offs.
I had a few goes at taking control, not easy but had a great day and the flights seemed to get longer and better, even circling with other gliders, enjoying the peace and quiet and the views.
A great day out if you want to get away from the everyday madness!
Thanks to Bruce my instructor and the  Gliding Centre, very friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Ryan

Trial Flights

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261 Members and climbing

The BEST way to fly

Learning at the Gliding Centre has been amazing! The gliders and instructors have been great – thoroughly recommended! I am now looking forward to learning how to go Cross Country!

Paul

New Solo PIlot