Office: 01476 860 385 Launch point: 01476 347496 Email: office at buckminstergc co uk

About us

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Buckminster Gliding Club at Saltby Airfield is in fact two miles from both Saltby and Buckminster, so check the map if you are visiting !

The Gliding Club was founded in 1971 and now operates for seven days a week. We offer trial flights and have instructors who train new pilots to solo and beyond.

Many of the members have privately owned gliders but shared club gliders are also available.

The airfield
Saltby airfield had a small grass strip in the first world war, surveyed by young Arthur Harris. In 1942 a much bigger airfield was opened for use primarily as a transport airfield. There is a war memorial to commemorate the American and Polish paratroopers who flew from RAF Saltby to Normandy and Arnhem in 1944.

Flying
Today the gliding club is a national centre for gliding aerobatics and also offers microlight flying.