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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We held our 65th Anniversary weekend celebrations over the weekend of 23 & 24th June  and a full report will be here soon.

 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 AeroSparks team.

Aerosparks evening display

Thanks to Leicester Aero Club for their support and the wonderful aircraft their members flew in some of which are shown below..

 Beech 18


Home of Champions! 

TGC member Russell Cheetham takes GOLD in the Open Class at the 2017 World Gliding Championships in Benalla Australia.

Many congratulations to Russell on becoming World Champion!  We are very proud of his amazing achievement.

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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