Come and fly with us! It's more affordable than you might think!
Tibenham airfield, located 8 miles north of Diss and 17 miles south of Norwich, has been the home of the Norfolk Gliding Club since 1960.
Before that, going back to 1942 and WWII, the airfield was the base for the USAAF Mighty 8th Airforce 445th Bombardment Group, flying B24 Liberators.
They were an important part of the strategic bombardment campaign over Europe, including operations on D-Day.
At one point, one of the squadrons in the group was commanded by James Stewart, the actor, who flew 10 missions himself.
Today, the airfield operates midweek and weekends for the 150 members of the gliding club, who enjoy some of the most open skies in the country with few airspace restrictions.
It also houses around 25 powered aircraft, who appreciate access to the three original tarmac runways, allowing year-round operations which isn’t always the case for grass only airfields.
With a fleet of two seat and single seat gliders, as well as a motor glider, winch and aerotow tug aircraft, the club offers a complete package for not only the members, but the increasing number of people who come along for a trial flight or to attend week long courses, with the aim of going solo.
Gliding is a great way to learn to fly and is a surprisingly economical way to do it.
Beyond that, with their fully qualified instructors, the club can provide more advanced gliding training for cross country flights, soaring, motor gliding and even aerobatics!
All of this is backed up a by a great catering set up, clubhouse, bar, caravan site, camping site and looking out from the patio, the fantastic views over a historic airfield.
Tibenham airfield and the Norfolk Gliding Club are actively advertising for new members, people to try gliding or attend courses, as well as connecting with aviation related businesses to see if we can partner up and make use of our huge asset, the airfield.
The airfield is owned by the Norfolk Gliding Club members - we’re open for business!
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