The Gliding Centre

at Husbands Bosworth Airfield

 Situated in the heart of England, on the beautiful Leicestershire / Northamptonshire border, The Gliding Centre is one of the UK’s premier gliding clubs. 


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2018 18 metre and 20 metre Nationals

The Gliding centre was the host for this year's 18 metre and 20 metre national gliding competition held from the 7th July until the 15th July. After nine successful racing days Peter Harvey (JS1) is the 18m champion and Garry Coppin (Arcus) is the 20m champion.

One visitor, Mike O'Neill from the Yorkshire Gliding Club, has created an excellent diary and photo album of his view of the event and has kindly agreed to let us share this so please look at to see this.  Mike says it was "a great week - one I'll never forget!" so see if you are in the many photos.   Below are a couple of pictures taken by one of our members.



We held our 65th Anniversary weekend celebrations over the weekend of 23 & 24th June and on Saturday flew from dawn to dusk.

 The team at 04:30!Dusk over the Gliding Centre

We started with the first flight at 04:30 on Saturday so thanks for the efforts of all the teams who allowed us to fly from Dawn to Dusk!

We managed to introduce over fifty new people to the wonder of Silent flight and several have already joined as full members of the club after their flights. 

On the Saturday evening the crowds were awed by both the flying skill and the pyrotechnics from the AeroSparxs team.

Aerosparks evening display


Why choose The Gliding Centre?


  • Our first class fleet includes high performance training and single seat gliders, motor glider and our iconic Chipmunk tugs


  • With a large team of experienced, BGA qualified instructors, we offer everything from beginner training to advanced skills development


  • Our 66 acre grass and asphalt surfaces allow us to operate throughout the whole year and our high quality clubhouse and hangars set us apart from other clubs

Gliding is an inclusive and inspiring sport for men and women of all ages from every walk of life - and is far more affordable than you might expect.  Whether you’re new to gliding, already learning to fly or an experienced pilot looking for a first class club, we look forward to welcoming you to The Gliding Centre.


Fulfil your dreams, Discover a new passion, Learn to fly!









A fantastic gliding club with great staff and a modern fleet of gliders
 Large airfield operating all year round.
Easily accessible from the M1
Great on-site catering
Well priced" 

 - Matt 2016


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