The Edgehill Gliding Centre is forming at Shenington airfield and intends to start operations at the end of 2021. Edgehill Gliding Centre is replacing the Shenington Gliding Club as a new entity.
Airfield owner Joe Gibbs notes, “I am fully behind gliding remaining on the airfield, and will support EGC in its ambition to rejuvenate flying activity on the site. We share the ambition to make Shenington Airfield a more open place, where people from the wider community want to come and stay. For example, I share the EGC vision to make this a training base, and am fully behind the idea of developing Junior flying on site. I do see the presentation of the whole site improving, with further and continued investment into the facilities. I am very open to ambitious suggestions and ideas that will help us to achieve our vision.”
Lucy Wootton, the EGC Project Lead notes, “Edgehill Gliding Centre will offer a home for pilots of all levels, from initial trainees through to experienced cross-country pilots seeking the freedom to fly in unrestricted and uncluttered airspace. The combination of aerotowing and winching on a big airfield with hard runways, in close proximity to a soarable ridge, means that we will continue to operate throughout the year. We’re looking forward to welcoming friends back to our ever-popular Regionals next year, and another ambition is to continue developing Shenington Airfield as the ‘go to’ place for Junior Gliding in the UK.”