History

The Club arose from the wish of the vintage glider owners at the very successful first International Vintage Glider Rally at Husbands Bosworth in 1973 to encourage the preservation of worthy gliders of the past, particularly by the ownership and active flying of these machines.

 

 

Aims

To promote the international preservation, restoration and flying of Vintage, Oldtimer and Classic gliders; to collect, preserve and publish information about the above; to locate and preserve documents and artefacts connected with gliding; to co-operate and negotiate with government bodies and other interested organisations to ensure that members' best interests are protected; and generally to do all such acts as may be conducive to the objectives of the Vintage Glider Club being met.

 

 

Who's Who

 

JAN FORSTER
PRESIDENT

president@vintagegliderclub.org

 
 

PETER OCKER
VICE PRESIDENT

egu@vintagegliderclub.org

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ANDREW JARVIS
VICE PRESIDENT

vintage1555@btinternet.com

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MARTIJN HOOGENBOSCH
VICE PRESIDENT

martijnhoogenbosch@gmail.com

 
 
 
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CHRISTINE WHITTAKER
VGC CHAIRMAN & 
SECRETARY

chairman@vintagegliderclub.org
secretary@vintagegliderclub.org

SUE BROOKE
TREASURER

treasurer@vintagegliderclub.org

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RAY WHITTAKER
VGC MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

memsec@vintagegliderclub.org

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ANDREW JARVIS
UK RALLY SECRETARY

vintage1555@btinternet.com

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PETER OCKER
EGU REPRESENTATIVE

egu@vintagegliderclub.org

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KLAUS SCHICKLING
VGC INTERNATIONAL RALLY SECRETARY

rallysecretary@vintagegliderclub.org

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WOLFGANG ULRICH
PR

pr@vintagegliderclub.org

 ANTTI JOUPI
BOARD MEMBER

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PETER BOULTON
BOARD MEMBER

 
 

The board is assisted by

 

DAVID WEEKES
VGC SALES

sales@vintagegliderclub.org

IAN PATTINGALE
BGA TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE

technicalofficer@vintagegliderclub.org

DAVID WILLIAMS
ARCHIVIST

archivist@vintagegliderclub.org

BRUCE STEPHENSON
VGC EDITOR

vgcnews@vintagegliderglub.org

 

 

International Council

JAN FORSTER
PRESIDENT

ANDREW JARVIS
VICE PRESIDENT

PETER OCKER
VICE PRESIDENT

MARTIJN HOOGENBOSCH
VICE PRESIDENT

CHRISTINE WHITTAKER
CHAIRMAN

DIDIER FULCHIRON
SECRETARY

ALAN PATCHING
AUSTRALIA

FIRMIN HENRARD
BELGIUM

JOSEF MEZERA
CZECH REPUBLIC

NIELS EBBE GJOERUP
DENMARK

GORAN BRUUN
FINLAND

DR. JOACHIM JESKA
GERMANY

VINCENZO PEDRIELLI
ITALIA

IAN DUNKLEY
NEW ZEALAND

ZBIGNIEW JESIERSKI
POLAND

JOZEF OTT
SLOVAKIA

VACANT
SWEDEN

WERNER RUEGG
SWITZERLAND

VACANT
USA

 

 

Rules

We have put together a .pdf file containing our rules.
Please click download rules to take a look.

 

 

Modellers

Membership of the VGC is not just for the full size pilot. Modellers are, and have been welcome for many years. In many cases scale models are the only way that we can enjoy seeing some vintage aircraft fly as the real thing no longer exist or is not airworthy.

Membership of the VGC is a valuable source of information for the scale modeller. The VGC News publishes regular articles and 3-view drawings, and the VGC Rallies held internationally give the opportunity to see and photograph vintage gliders.

To find out what events are on click here.

 
 

 

Awards & Trophies

Each year the VGC awards members for achievements in restoration, flying and service to the Club. The awards are presented at the Annual Dinner. The VGC Executive Committee consider nominations throughout the year. We are now offering members the chance to nominate fellow members for trophies on-line for the consideration of the committee.

If you wish to nominate a VGC member for an award, please send an email to nominations@vintagegliderclub.org.


 

Our Awards & Trophies

 

INTERNATIONAL RALLY CHALLENGE TROPHY

This award has been set up to recognise the best restoration of a Vintage or Classic Glider attending the International Rally by a VGC member.

This is awarded solely on judging by the panel at the International Rally itself.

INTERNATIONAL RALLY ACHIEVEMENT TROPHY

Awarded to the best achievement during the International Rally or the best replica vintage or classic built glider attending the International Rally.

This is awarded solely on judging by the panel at the International Rally itself.

CHAIRMANS TROPHY

Founded by David Shrimpton and awarded for meritorious services to the VGC.

 

SYD DAVIES TROPHY

Awarded for recognition of services to the VGC. The award is primarily set up to recognise individuals achievements throughout the International VGC Community either in the current year, or over a longer period, through their voluntary work, devotion, or in other ways; that have greatly benefited the VGC movement either Locally or Internationally.

RODI MORGAN PLATE

The Rodi Morgan Plate was set up to acknowledge the most meritorious flight at the UK National Rally each year by a VGC Member.

FRANK REEKS TROPHY

The Frank Reeks Trophy was set up to recognise the best Grunau Baby attending any VGC Affiliated event Internationally by a VGC Member. The award is generally based on the best sympathetic restoration that represents the original design and its variants in both construction and presentation.

 

SHAW SLINGSBY TROPHY

The Shaw Slingsby Trophy was set up to acknowledge the best flight by a VGC Member in a Slingsby Tutor or Cadet each year. The award is open to any flight/s by VGC Members Internationally.

PHIL TILEY MEMORIAL CUP

The Phil Tiley Memorial Cup was set up to acknowledge the most outstanding event at the International Rally.

BEST RALLY MODEL

The Best Rally Model was set up to acknowledge the best model attending the VGC International Rally built by a VGC Member.

 

VINTAGE GLIDER CLUB COMMENDATIONS

The Vintage Glider Club Commendations are set up to recognise meritorious achievements by members of the VGC and can include commendable flights, restoration work, or assistance to the Club by VGC member/s.

 

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