Herefordshire Gliding Club (HGC) is a small group of friends, based at Shobdon Airfield, where we enjoy gliding with few airspace restrictions. We are members of the British Gliding Association and are an accredited Junior Gliding Centre. Voluntary administration and instruction allow us to keep our charges to a minimum. Our two seater training gliders enable the novice to make quick progress under the supervision of our qualified instructors. There are no age restrictions, other than that pilots under the age of fourteen are not allowed to fly solo. The hard surface runway allows us to fly every weekend of the year. All launching is by aerotow, which is by far the safest and most reliable method. There are social functions, inter club competitions, course weeks, club task weeks, and visiting club weeks. HGC will be offering trial flights during the Food & Flying Festival weekend and there is a gliding simulator in the main hangar.