Adventure in the Eden Valley
What is Gliding?
Gliding is to fly gracefully and silently without the vibration and noise of an engine. Modern gliders are reliable and very strong - stronger than the equivalent sized power plane yet their slender wings allow them to glide smoothly, climbing in the air as it passes over the mountains. Most gliders have a single-seat (i.e. just carry a pilot) but we have two-seaters that allow you to fly with a BGA qualified instructor. Gliding can be as exciting and challenging as you want it to be and most people’s response is “wow, that was amazing!” so why not treat a loved one or have a look at our Trial Lesson offers, short courses or consider joining yourself. [read more]
"Wow - That was amazing!."
The short video below demonstrates the amazing views. A very nice video by Soaring Keith of Bowland Forest GC.
The Eden Gliding Club is a community amateur sports club, operated and run by volunteers. All of our instructors are BGA qualified with lots of experience. Why not come down, join in and experience for yourself what flying in the Cumbrian mountains feels like.
Membership fees and flying costs can be found in our flying fees.
If you need somewhere to stay then check out the local accommodation
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The 2019 Season ends (15/10/19)
Sadly we have reached the end of the 2019 season a little early due to water logging of parts of our airfield.
The unprecedented rainfall of the last few weeks forced us to take this decision f...
Re-solos and lots of flying (06/08/19)
Last week Stuart Mair re-soloed after a return to gliding following a long absense.
This week Andy Ratcliffe also re-soloed after 22 years away from the sport. Andy is a lapsed instructor and h...
What a week so far! (18/06/19)
So far this week we have had the good news that both Andy Jones and Mike Dodd have passed their Assistant Instructor courses. My congratulations at this important step in their gliding careers and ...
Gliders fitted with Turbos (12/06/19)
It is now agreed that the previous rules with regard to the use of turbos can be changed.
In future a turbo may be started immediately after the winch launch and used to move away from the vici...
Radio frequencies (06/06/19)
Everyone should be aware that we are now using 129.980 for local tranmisions.
There is also a change to our call sign. We must now use Eden Radio from and to the ground. Calls using Eden Base w...
The season starts (29/04/19)
Rigging didn't go quite to plan as the weather became unco-operative on Friday only allowing the IS28 to be rigged. It was even more unpleasant on Saturday as we weathered storm Hannah.