About us

The Vale of White Horse Gliding Centre (VoWHGC) is based at Sandhill Farm in the beautiful Vale of White Horse in Oxfordshire.  If you are interested in trying gliding, we accept British Gliding Association vouchers, the link for which is https://www.gliding.co.uk/ .  Alternatively, feel free to visit us on any weekend we are flying.

VoWHGC offers novices and experienced glider pilots the chance to fly in a beautiful part of the country where there is excellent thermal activity and the potential for extensive cross-country flights.

Please take a look around our Web site to get a better idea of who we are, what we offer, and any special events that are planned. We also have a Frequently Asked Questions page, and we always welcome emails and phone calls with specific questions. Details on how to get hold of us are shown on our Contacts page.

Club Profile
VoWHGC is a member of the British Gliding Association and we observe their strict operational regulations. This means our gliders are subject to annual Certificate of Airworthiness tests and daily inspections; and that our instructors are properly trained and qualified.

The airfield is about 2.5 miles north east of Swindon on the B4000 Shrivenham to Highworth road. The club flies at weekends and Bank Holidays and visitors are always welcome.

The club has around 25 members and operates a modern glass Twin Astir 2-seat glider, a single-seat Astir, along with numerous privately owned gliders. We operate an aerotow launch system, that is the launching of gliders via a tow by a powered aircraft.

In addition to our normal flying activities various special events are arranged such as additional weekday flying, soaring courses, and social events.

Contact Information
The club can be contacted by telephone, post, or e-mail. Please use the Contact Us page.