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Buckminster Gliding Club

Summary
The Buckminster Gliding Club (BGC) is a gliding club based at Saltby Airfield on the Leicestershire / Lincolnshire border, England. It is affiliated with the British Gliding Association (BGA) and runs a seven-day-a-week operation throughout the year with the exception of Christmas Day. History and changes Saltby Airfield was an active RAF station during World War II, one of many such stations on the eastern side of the country. British, American and Polish squadrons were based there. The airfield originally had three concrete runways that intersected in the middle. The main entrance was in the village of Saltby. Over the years, the airfield has changed. Many of the original buildings have been demolished, and one of the concrete runways was completely removed. Approximately half of the land within the original perimeter track is now used for agriculture. The remaining half of the airfield contains the entire main runway (07/25) as well as half of the second remaining runwa
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