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 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.
More 2019 news (15/04/19)
We are expecting the arrival of the IS28 on Friday the 26th April so we should have all the 2 seaters rigged for the weekend. Those that will require a type conversion should arrange it with me bef...
The 2019 Season (10/04/19)
We are very nearly there!
The good news is that all Club gliders are ready to fly.
However we need a rigging Party on site on FRIDAY 26th April.
Please let me know that you will attend,...
Ian Robinson (29/01/19)
Sadly Ian Robinson has passed away. Details of his funeral arrangements will be announced shortly
Modified Flying Orders 10/04/2019 (11/01/19)
Following a change to BGA procedures involving the Pre-Flight checks I have edited the Flying Orders slightly at 8.1.
This allows for delayed closing of the canopy in either misting or very hot...
The new Flying Orders for 2019 are on the download page. There is also information about the new radio channels following the change to 8.33kHz channel spacing.
Note our new local frequency of ...