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About Shenington - What makes us special?

We are fortunate enough to enjoy a combination of a great site in a fantastic location with a wide range of benefits including a good fleet of club aircraft, excellent launch capabilities, extensive ground facilities, friendly members and staff and an active social scene.

Club Aircraft

Three 2 seat training gliders specifically designed to be docile yet responsive.

Two single seaters for when you achieve that magical status of solo pilot.

A Falke T61 Venture motor glider can be used to accelerate key training phases. 

Aerotows courtesy of our DHC1 Super Chipmunk tug. Backup tug also available.

OK, our Skylaunch winch isn't technically an aircraft but she really flies!

Location and Site

The airfield lies on the edge of the Cotswolds close to historic Banbury.

15 mins from the M40, 40 mins from Oxford and under an hour from Birmingham.

A dedicated gliding site with minimal airspace limitations - frustration free.

All week operation from March to October plus weekends throught the year.

Winch and aerotow with professional mid-week winch driver and instructors.

Prime thermal country (no sea breezes here!) plus a small but useable ridge.

Ground Facilities

Plenty of glider trailer parking space and a well equipped hangar and workshop.

A comfortable clubhouse with a lounge, kitchen, a briefing room and a licensed bar.

Caravan and camping area, bunkroom and showers for overnight and longer stays.

Choice of local B&Bs, pubs etc. make combining a course and a holiday a reality.​

​Trial Flights

​​​​Shenington Airfield, Rattlecombe Road, Banbury, OX15 6NY   Tel: 01295 680008 / 688121    

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