Old UK Gliding Magazines

1930 - 2003


- the cover of the UK's first ever gliding magazine -


The following is a link to the Lakes Gliding Club's ...

> Archive of Old UK Gliding Magazines


These UK gliding magazines were the start of a seven year scanning project that has evolved into a determination to professionally scan all out of print UK gliding books and create an eBook library. The intention is that the BGA will have an accessible, catalogued hard copy gliding library and eventually the BGA website will host all the scanned UK gliding magazines and eBook library. Both magazines and eBooks will be searchable and freely available.


The scanning was done from a nearly complete set of UK gliding magazines which were given by the Redshaw family to The Lakes Gliding Club. The family has been involved in gliding since 1930. There are about four nearly complete sets that are known to be in existence, but they are not readily available to the flying world. A few of the Lakes set were missing . With the support of Wally Kahn, who holds the only known totally complete set and who kindly allowed access to his collection, all UK gliding magazines from 1930 to 2000 have now been scanned into searchable PDF format, some 700 magazines which started out as weekly and over time became bi-monthly.

Over 700 magazines have been scanned including 108 VGC News magazines from 1973 to 2003. For security and posterity, the BGA and VGC have been given master digital copies of their respective magazines.
- Sailplane and Glider from 1930 to 1955 (300, all loaded)

- Gliding from 1950 to 1955 (22, all loaded)  

- Sailplane and Gliding from 1955 to 2000 (274, 32 loaded so far)
- Soaring Pilot from 1973 to 1974 (4, all loaded)
- VGC News from 1973 to 2003 (108, 64 loaded so far)

Copyright: Peter Redshaw (who did the scanning), and the British Gliding Association and the Vintage Glider Club (who between them own the original magazines). No use other than personal use should be made of these documents without written permission of the relevant parties. They are not to be amended or used on other websites.



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