Herefordshire Gliding Club is a small, friendly, members' club open to all.
We fly at Shobdon Airfield in the beautiful Welsh border country where there are few airspace restrictions.
Rising air from thermal, ridge or wave lift frequently gives the opportunity for long flights.
We are members of the British Gliding Association,
an accredited Junior Gliding Centre and a Community Amateur Sports Club.
Voluntary administration and instruction allow us to keep our charges to a minimum. Our two seater training gliders enable the novice to make
quick progress under the supervision of our qualified instructors.
There are no age restrictions, other than that pilots under the age of fourteen are not allowed to fly
solo. Pilots taller than 190cms (6'3") will probably not be able to sit in the glider especially if they
are long in the back. There is a weight limit of 102kg (16 stones 2lbs).
The hard surface runway allows us to fly every weekend of the year.
All launching is by aerotow, which is by far the safest and most reliable method.
There are social functions, inter club competitions, course weeks, club task weeks, and visiting club weeks.