Windrushers Gliding Club

Windrushers Gliding Club

Windrushers Gliding Club is a gliding club flying from Bicester Airfield, where it moved to from Little Rissington in 1956, later merging with the RAF Gliding and Soaring Association.

The club was reformed in July 2004 after the RAFGSA moved to RAF Halton.Within a year of reforming, it was hosting the UK Junior National Championship and its own Regional championship. Building on the strong backbone of experienced pilots and organisers in the club, it then hosted the Standard Class National Championships and the Regional championship the following year, an outstanding achievement for such a "new" club. The club is continually expanding and its regular Regional competition is proving very popular indeed, due to its geographical position, good soaring conditions and relative freedom from airspace restrictions.

The club has three dual-control two-seater ASK 13 gliders and a single-seat Grob G-102 Astir, while some generous individuals make available other two-seaters and single-seaters for club use. The club also has the use of a Rotax-Falke motorglider and provides aerotow flights using a privately owned Robin DR400, and a club owned Pawnee. Winch launching is available most weekends and bank holidays.

From April to September the club is open seven days a week, and the rest of the year flies at weekends and Bank Holidays.

External links

* [ Windrushers Gliding Club website]

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