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Our phenominal fireworks display is back this year - get your advance tickets with 1/3 off!

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We're raising money to convert one of our gliders and clubhouse!

Evening & Weekend Courses

Learn to fly in the Evenings and Weekends during the summer with our 8 week memberships.

Learn after work and great for Families to learn together

VGC Rendezvous 2019

The Vintage Glider Club are visiting us this Summer. To find out more and register your glider click the button below.

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Fireworks 2019

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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.

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.

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 Airfield

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

Falke Motorglider

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

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 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.

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.

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'...

Briefing

Due to the weather conditions today, we've scrubbed.

Briefing at 10:00

Briefing is at 10:00. Pilots have been asked not to grid at present.

Scores

Starting to get traces now for those that landed back. Some are still airborne. Watch as the scores update live.

On task

The start line for the 20m class opened at 13:32 and the 18m class at 14:48. All have now set off and are currently on the second leg.

Launching

The 20m class are now launching. The 18m class will be stream launched behind.

Briefing

The cold front is now clearing Hus Bos - the rain has stopped and it's now sunny here. Tasks have been set.

Briefing at 10:00

Raining here at Hus Bos at the moment, but we're hoping the cold front will clear away and give us something to play with soon. Briefing is at 10:00, pilots have been asked to grid after briefing.

Finishers!

We've had some finishers now. Watch the 18m class scores update as the logger traces come in.

20m task scrubbed

An airborne scrub for the 20m class has just been announced on the radio.

20m launching

The 20m class will be stream launched after the 18m class.

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, 2018

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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, 2018

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

The Gliding Centre, Husbands Bosworth Airfield, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6JJ

 

April- September
M-F: 8.30am-5pm, S-S:8.30am-5pm

October – March
Wed: 8:30am-4:30pm, S-S: 8:30am-4:30pm

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