Where we go Gliding
The University of Surrey Gliding Club is
based at Lasham Gliding Society in Hampshire. Lasham is the
largest gliding club in the UK and is the perfect place to learn to
fly. Lasham airfield is situated in Hampshire, roughly 6 miles south
of Basingstoke and is just over a 30 minute drive from the University of
Lasham has a large number of aircraft available for use:
2 Seater Basic Trainer
The main aircraft you will learn to fly in, a rugged, fun and forgiving glider.
- Length: 8.18 m (26 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 16 m (52 ft 6 in)
- Maximum glide ratio: 27 at 85 km/h (46 kn)
2 Seater Basic/Advanced Trainer
The modern successor to the K13, the K21 is flown mainly for aerobatics training but does get used for basic training, especially in windy weather.
- Length: 8.35 m (27 ft 5 in)
- Wingspan: 17 m (55 ft 9 in)
- Maximum glide ratio: 34 at 90 km/h (49 kn)
Single Seater Standard Class
A well performing aircraft for all levels of solo pilot, capable of cross country flight.
- Length: 6.75 m (22 ft 2 in)
- Wingspan: 15.0 m (49 ft 3 in)
- Maximum glide ratio: Best 38, at 105 km/h (64 mph, 56 kn) and 0.77 m/s (152 ft/m)
Single Seater performance
An excellent performance glider, often used in competitions and aerobatics.
- Length: 6.68 m (21 ft 11 in)
- Wingspan: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
- Maximum glide ratio: 42.2:1 at 100 km/h (54 kn; 62 mph)