Herefordshire Gliding Club based at Shobdon Airfield, is situated between Leominster and Prestiegne. We are a small friendly club open to all.

Come and enjoy the thrill of flying over the beautiful Welsh border countryside. The Club is run by our volunteers to keep charges to a minimum.
Open to the public, you can often get a taster flight by just turning up at weekends. There are no age restrictions, other than that pilots under the age of fourteen are not allowed to fly solo.

The hard surface runway allows us to fly throughout 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.

Covid-19 Newsflash

We are now open for a limited amount of visitor flying. Please phone the number on your voucher to book. Initially, dates 12th to 14th May are available. Flights will also be available on some Saturdays to be confirmed.

If you hold a gift voucher with an expiry date in 2020 or 2021 it will continue to be valid for the whole of 2021 and for a reasonable period into 2022 if appropriate.

Our office is open as normal and Introductory flight Gift vouchers are available to buy here.

Introductory flight Gift Vouchers

An exhilarating gliding experience present for birthdays, valentines, Christmas or other celebrations!
A range of options from a simple 2000ft aero-tow through to a memorable "mile high".
Vouchers come by post with an information booklet. They may be flown on almost any weekend of your choice subject to booking.

Group flying and Corporate days

Office-outings and team-building, school activities, scouts, family events, Round Table or just groups of friends.
Whatever your occasion, gliding is the perfect day out!.

Get you Sailplane Pilot's Licence here!

Our two seat training gliders enable the novice to make quick progress towards your Sailplane Pilot's License under the supervision of our qualified flight instructors. Learning to fly a glider is not difficult for most people, learning to keep it in the air is your challenge... longer, higher, faster, further...

Flight training is available on most weekends throughout the year and on summer course weeks. Read more...

We are an accredited British Gliding Association Junior Gliding Centre with discounted membership and flying fees for Juniors (under 18s and under 25s in full time education).

Visiting solo pilots and club expeditions

Shobdon is your accessible wave site... with the benefits of grass and hard runways, good facilities and a cheerful welcome.

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