London Gliding Club

club fleet

With 12 pure gliders, 1 motor glider, and 5 tugs the fleet at London Gliding Club covers all possibilities. Each glider is identified by a three letter code that is known as a trigraph, or occasionally the competition number.

five ASK 21s
The K21 is the main two seat club trainer. It is used for trial lessons, day courses, and normal club instruction. We have seven K21s, EQR, FBV, FYF, JWD, KEJ, EPD and GBF. They are basically the same, being able to accomodate a wide range of pilot sizes.

one ASK 13
The K13, (HUD) is also a two seater. It is primarily used for club flying and for teaching more advanced exercises such as spinning.

one Duo Discus
The Club Duo (LGC) is used mostly for cross country training. It is a modern high performance glider, with a glide angle of 44 to 1! This is the same type as the glider used in the new version of "The Thomas Crown Affair".

three ASK23s
Once you have learned to fly you progress on to flying in a single seat glider. We have three K23s, EVW, EVX, EVY. They have all been recently refinished and sport colourful and distinctive flashes.
Most pilots will do their first cross country flights in a K23.

one ASW24
Once a pilot has achieved their Silver 'C' badge they can convert to flying in HBB. This high performance single seater has a best glide angle of 43 to 1, very similar to the Duo Discus.

one Pilatus PC-11
A single seat aerobatic glider for pilots wishing to fly more advanced aerobatic maneuvers than a K21 would allow.
ASK 21 - JWD
ASK 21 - JWD image <1 of 10>
JWD taking off from La Cerdanya in Spain. Club gliders are always taken on club expeditions allowing members to experience flying at other locations
ASW 24 - HBB
ASW 24 - HBB image <2 of 10>
HBB waiting to launch behild a Wilga at the RAF Wittering ICL. HBB is the perfect club glider for competitions - especially InterClub League.
ASK 13 - HUD
ASK 13 - HUD image <3 of 10>
HUD on aerotow behind a Robin at Dunstable. HUD has been recently repainted in splendid blue and white.
ASK 21 - FBV
ASK 21 - FBV image <4 of 10>
FBV flying along the hill on a winter afternoon.
ASK 21 - EQR & JWD
ASK 21 - EQR & JWD image <5 of 10>
EQR and JWD flying alongside
ASK 21 - KEJ
ASK 21 - KEJ image <6 of 10>
Posing for the photograph. KEJ is the newest K21 in the LGC fleet.
Duo Discus - LGC
Duo Discus - LGC image <7 of 10>
LGC has wings that sweep forwards. This gives it a very distinctive silhouette making it instantly recognisable.
ASK 23  - EVW
ASK 23 - EVW image <8 of 10>
EVW just about to land
ASK 23  - EVX
ASK 23 - EVX image <9 of 10>
EVX flying along the Dunstable Downs
ASK 23  - EVY
ASK 23 - EVY image <10 of 10>
Pulling EVY to the front of the launch queue
ASK21 infoASK13 infoASK23 infoASW24 infoDuoDiscus info
Contact Us & Location
London Sailplanes Ltd, Trading as the London Gliding Club.
Tring Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2JP.
Office 01582 663 419
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ASK 21 - JWD
	  JWD taking off from La Cerdanya in Spain.  Club gliders are always taken on club expeditions allowing members to experience flying at other locations
  ASW 24 - HBB
	  HBB waiting to launch behild a Wilga at the RAF Wittering ICL.  HBB is the perfect club glider for competitions - especially InterClub League.
  ASK 13 - HUD
	  HUD on aerotow behind a Robin at Dunstable.  HUD has been recently repainted in splendid blue and white.
  ASK 21 - FBV
	 FBV flying along the hill on a winter afternoon.
  ASK 21 - EQR & JWD
	 EQR and JWD flying alongside
  ASK 21 - KEJ
	 Posing for the photograph.  KEJ is the newest K21 in the LGC fleet.
  Duo Discus - LGC
	 LGC has wings that sweep forwards.  This gives it a very distinctive silhouette making it instantly recognisable.
  ASK 23  - EVWEVW just about to landASK 23  - EVXEVX flying along the Dunstable DownsASK 23  - EVYPulling EVY to the front of the launch queue