|Longest flight||2,049 km|
|T.R.Delore (New Zealand) - ASW20||5.11.1994|
'out & return'
|T.L.Knauff (USA) - Nimbus 3||25.4.1983|
|Greatest altitude||14,930 metres|
|R.R.Harris (USA) - Grob G1021||7.2.1986|
|Fastest 100 km triangle||217 kph|
|J.Payne (USA) - Discus A||4.3.1997|
|Longest flight||1,008 km|
|C.Pullen & C.C.Rollings - ASH25||22.7.1995|
'out & return'
803 km - 499 miles
|C.Garton - Kestrel||22.7.1976|
|Greatest altitude||11,570 metres|
|C.C.Rollings & B.Hicks - DG500||8.10.1995|
|Fastest 100 km triangle||133 kph|
|P.Jeffery - LS7-WL||1.8.1995|
|- Five current (Jan.2002) World Gliding Champions are
- and two of these are Lasham based?
|- some 'Open Class' gliders have a longer wingspan - 27 metres (88 feet) - than Concorde|
|- the first pilot to win the World Championship three times in a row
George Lee won the Open Class (unlimited wingspan) at three consecutive World Championships, in 1976, 1978 and 1981.
|- on a busy summer weekend, Lasham has more 'movements' than Heathrow|
|- a glider can fly as slow as 40 knots (46 mph) in a 'thermal', but can reach up to 135 knots (155 mph) on 'final glide' (a racing finish after a cross-country competition flight)|
|- a glider can remain stationary. Flying into wind in 'wave' lift, a glider's ground speed may be zero, while climbing vertically at 10 knots!|
|- on a winch launch, a glider accelerates from rest to 60 mph in less than three seconds - (ask you Ferrari-owning friends how long they take!)|
|- on a good day, over 30 Lasham pilots will be soaring cross-country for five hours, or longer, to Wales, the Midlands or East Anglia|
|- at Lasham, you will find an IBM Director, students (incl. teenagers flying solo), farmers, airline pilots, bankers, school teachers, doctors and nurses, top professionals - in fact, people from all walks of life|
|- a glider can cost from as little as £4,000, for a used wooden single-seater, to over £100,000 for a new carbon-fibre two-seater with retractable engine|
|- two people can rig (assemble), or de-rig a glider in about ten minutes, and some pilots rig single-handed, using appropriate aids|
|- when Lasham hosts the National Gliding Championships, up to 100 gliders take part and they can all be launched in one hour|
|- gliders may fly in cloud (in Britain), and some types can perform aerobatics|
|- gliders have crossed the Alps, the English Channel, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Cook Straight (NZ)|