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Shalbourne Gliding

Location Information

Located on top of the downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Shalbourne enjoys excellent soaring from thermals and our North-facing ridge. It is a large, safe site and ideally placed for good local soaring and cross-country flights.

The club is easily accessible from the M4 and M3 and less than an hour from most major towns in the area. We are cleared to launch by winch to 3,000 feet. Please note that powered aircraft and powered gliders are strictly prohibited from this site.

Safety First!

When you visit by car or on foot, follow the instructions displayed at the gate. This will lead you safely to where the gliders are launching. Remember, technically the airfield is ALWAYS active, even at night when military helicopters may use the field. Always keep to the edge of the field and keep a good look-out for aircraft, vehicles and cables. If in doubt wait to be escorted.