The Welland Gliding Club is located at the North East end of Northamptonshire, midway between the sleepy market town of Oundle and the industrial town of Corby. The airfield is neighbour to the National Trust Property of Lyveden New Bield. It is surrounded by beautiful gently rolling countryside, ideal for thermal soaring.
We have a purpose built clubhouse situated at the west entrance, with club gliders being stored in a large hanger situated in a natural sheltered hollow.
Opening. The club operates on the following days: Saturday - Sunday - Wednesday (during the summer) - Bank Holidays - Flying weeks (1 or 2 per year)
Operation. The club has a single grass runway 1200 metres long - 255º/075º on which we operate two launch mechanisms. Principally via winch from our powerful twin cable system and additionally via aerotow using a privately owned Wilga. Winch launches typically provide between 1000 and 1500 feet, aerotows provide height as required. We are lucky to be outside restricted air space in the immediate vicinity.
||History. The Welland Gliding Club history from its inception in 1955 as Perkins Gliding Club through to the present day.
||Rates. Our current charges document.
||All Out. The latest copy of the club newsletter. January 2010.
||Visiting Pilots. Everything you need to know about the site as a visiting pilot.