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UoL Gliding Society is the perfect place for those who are looking to discover the beauty and thrill of gliding. Our instructors are highly experienced and passionate about the sport, and will make sure you have the best experience possible.Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran, we offer something for everyone. Our society is a great place to make new friends who share the same passion, while pushing your skills to the next level. Come and explore the skies with us!

Founded in 1953 as the Coventry Gliding Club flying at Baginton, two pieces of the old wartime airfield at Husbands Bosworth were bought at auction in 1963.  Wellington bomber aircraft were used to train new pilots who would then move on to serve with Bomber Command. After the war, the airfield became home to a Polish refugee camp.  Some of the old buildings from that time, including the Tower, can still be seen on the southern side of the site.

The club moved in 1965 and grew swiftly, holding a successful Regional competition in 1967 and an equally successful National championship in 1968. This event catapulted the club into the top level in the UK gliding.  Club membership passed the 400 mark in 2000, leading to the erection of a new clubhouse since extended.  Throughout our time at Husband Bosworth, much of the building/development work has been done by club members. Today the former Royal Air Force Station is known as Husbands Bosworth Airfield and has been home to the Gliding Centre since 1965. The National Police Air Service (NPAS) have a Eurocopter EC135 Police Helicopter based at the airfield, serving the Midlands and East Anglia

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