Welcome to the Vintage Glider Club!


The Vintage Glider Club exists to restore old gliders and to have fun whilst flying them.

We are a truly international organisation with members from right across the world. The club was formed as a result of the very first International Vintage Glider Rally at Husbands Bosworth, UK in 1973 to encourage the continued preservation and flying of gliders from the past.

Membership is open to anybody who has an interest in the preservation, researching and flying vintage, old timer and classic gliders and associated artefacts.

A series of Rallies are organised each year in various countries where members are able to get together to share their passion for the preservation and flying of vintage gliders.

Members receive the club magazine VGC News which is lavishly illustrated and packed with the latest news, rally reports and articles three times a year.



VGC News is the official magazine of the Vintage Glider Club. The magazine which is published 3 times a year is included in the price of annual membership. Each full colour issue is packed with information and exciting photos of interest to pilots, owners and modellers alike. For anyone interested in Vintage Gliders the magazine is an absolute must.

The VGC News has been published by the Vintage Glider Club since the Club was formed in 1973.
Back issues from 1973 to 2003 form a part of the Lakes Gliding Club Archive and can be viewed here.

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Upcoming Events

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Oktoberfest at Marfa, TX

20th September 2023 - 8th October 2023

Gummiseiltreffen Timmersdorf LOGT

13th October 2023 - 15th October 2023

VGC Annual Dinner 2023

14th October 2023

More information as soon as possible!

42. Grunau Baby Treffen

15th May 2024 - 22nd May 2024

VGC UK National Rally

25th May 2024 - 31st May 2024

Int. Vintage Sailplane Meet 2024

6th July 2024 - 13th July 2024

Vintage Glider Rally 2024

28th July 2024 - 12th August 2024
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Announcing the Vintage Glider Club’s 50th Anniversary Book

‘On Wooden Wings’

Compiled by Andrew Jarvis

In 1973, Chris Wills took decisive action to save historic gliders from total neglect and destruction, and so our great Club was founded. ‘On Wooden Wings’ celebrates 50 happy years of flight, restorations, travel, and above all, companionship. With contributions from past and present, written by dozens of great VGC members. Some very special gliders are included, such as the Vampyr, Orlik, Penrose Pegasus, Kosava and Hutter 28 – to name but a few. Innumerable great photos, and many original drawings by artist Tim O’Brien. The book takes us right up to the memorable 2022 International events at Ferrara and Celje. The content is aimed at newcomers to our hobby, as much as to the ’old hands’, and the aeromodellers are certainly not forgotten. There are 172 pages, in A4 landscape format, softback.

Price £35 including postage to UK. Please ask about postage outside the UK.

Sales are be handled by Andrew Jarvis – ukrallysec@vintagegliderclub.org 




The Vinatage Glider Club
A celebration of 50 years preserving
and flying historic gliders 1973 – 2023

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Annual Dinner will be postponed until next year. Please watch information on VGC website and in upcoming VGC News. Das Annual Dinner wird ins naechste Jahr verschoben. Weitere Informationen auf der VGC Website und in den naechsten VGC News.