Learn to Glide!

Learn to fly with us and progress into the world of gliding! A wonderful way to reach new heights and explore amongst the clouds.

Stand Up Comedy Night

Join us for a hilarious evening of stand-up comedy at the Gliding Centre in Husbands Bosworth. We're bringing you a stellar lineup of comedians ready to tickle your funny bone.ย 
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 8th!

Summer Craft Fare

๐Ÿ“… Save the Date: Sunday, 9th June 2024
๐Ÿ•™ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us under the summer sky at The Gliding Centre, Husbands Bosworth Airfield, for a day filled with creativity, craftsmanship, and community spirit! We're celebrating the best of handmade arts and crafts, and we want you to be a part of it.

Win An Experience Flight!

Click below to read more and enter your details to win a glider flight at The Gliding Centre!

Evening & Weekend Flying

We offer evening and weekend membership for those looking to learn after work, great for families to learn together.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

We love it when youngsters come to learn to fly - and you can do it as part of DofE

The UOCEAN Project

The "Heights of Possibility Experience" is an inspiring project that aims to uplift and empower 30 ethnically diverse and socio disadvantaged young people by taking them up into the sky.

Glider Experiences

Purchase a Voucher as the perfect gift for the person that loves some adventure in their life

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 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.

Falke Motorglider

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

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'...

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.

The Airfield

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

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.

Challenge Cup 2023

The Husbands Bosworth Challenge Cup 2023 is taking place from 12th August to 20th August at The Gliding Centre. This is one of the biggest Regional Gliding Competitions in the country, with 58 competitors taking part this year. The competitors are split into three...

Competitions in 2023

After 2022's very successful Womens' World Gliding Championships held at The Gliding Centre, we are once again holding some major gliding competitions. The very popular Husbands Bosworth Challenge Cup 2023 will take place from 12th August to 20th August 2023. And the...

Husbands Bosworth Challenge Cup roundup

Enjoy our roundup of a fantastic week of glider racing at the Husbands Bosworth Challenge Cup 2019! The competition returns on the 25th July-2nd August 2020. https://www.facebook.com/TheGlidingCentre/videos/417388962212561/

Congratulations to the winners!

Well done to everyone who competed in this year's Challenge Cup, but particularly to Francesca Roberts (3rd), Peter Baker (2nd) and Richard Large (1st). Congratulations also to Mynd Gliding Clip for winning the inter-club competition!

Task 9 cancelled, prize giving to begin soon

The weather has sadly got the better of us today, as many predicted. Prize giving will take place in the briefing room at 12:30.

Task 9 summary and update

Liz Sparrow provides an update on today's minimum distance task. https://www.facebook.com/TheGlidingCentre/videos/419563891986212/

Sit tight! We may be flying today…

There may yet be some flying on the final day of the Challenge Cup! An 84km task is being briefed - whether the weather allows for it to be flown remains to be seen.

Pilots’ advice to competition first-timers

Three pilots at the Husbands Bosworth Challenge Cup - one who has flown in over a hundred competitions, and one only competing for the second time - share their advice for competition first-timers. https://www.facebook.com/TheGlidingCentre/videos/348006836089627/

The results as they stand

After the fourth task of the Husbands Bosworth Challenge Cup, Richard Large has extended his lead to give him a 300 point advantage over Peter Baker. We are still hoping for a final task tomorrow if the weather improves....

Day 5 at the Husbands Bosworth Challenge Cup

Richard Large won his third consecutive task today, with Peter Stafford Allen in second. https://www.facebook.com/TheGlidingCentre/videos/2277383755910438/ Thank you for following these video updates over the past five days; we hope to keep some coverage going over...

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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 theย  Gliding Centre, very friendly and comfortable atmosphere.


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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!


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