End of Season Wave

17/10/15

We've had some amazing end-of-season wave with plenty of flights over 10,000'. Members enjoyed strong lift with the club's K8 climbing 6000' in 9 minutes during one flight.

Unfortunately it's time to start winding down as winter approaches. Many members will be flying at other sites which remain open all year round and have kindly offered reciprocal membership. If you're a member of one of these clubs then please take advantage and join us next season for some awesome soaring in and around the Lake District.

Second K13 Glider

29/09/15

The club is back to operating two K13's with the arrival of a K13 from Portsmouth. Thanks must go to Keith, John Castle, Mark and Mark for making it all possible and to Terry for an epic drive to collect her. She flies well and has already put a few hours in on the ridge. This should ensure that, even on those busy days, everyone gets to fly.

G-CFSD K13

Winching Instructions Available

24/09/15

For anyone involved on the winch or intending to learn how to winch, please see the instructions added to the downloads page. Thanks.

Important Notice

26/08/15

Flying restarts 09:00, Saturday 5th September. Let's hope for good weather!

K13 to 9000 feet

07/07/15

With the July and August free daily membership scheme we have a few visitors on site.
The last 2 weeks has seen mainly Westerly winds and the ridge working nicely. It has also brought wave on many days. John & Shaun even coaxed the K13 to over 9000ft on Saturday. Slippery plastic gliders have been doing slightly better. Andy Jones flew his recently acquired Cirrus to 10000ft on his first wave flight at Skelling Farm.
 

Andys Memorable Flight

30/06/15

Eden Soaring, bit of a hike but well worth the effort (100-110 miles) from Burn approx 2 hours in an old Land Rover. Friendly club, good instruction on ground procedures and in the air on how to fly a ridge where to go and where not to go. Interesting looking back trying to find a grass field where you launched in and amongst lots of other grass fields when you're used to looking for cooling towers and a big tarmac triangle. Again a few points on local landmarks certainly made it easier.
We now have reciprocal membership so no problem there, just remember to take your membership card, medical cert and insurance for your glider if you intend to fly your own. Club gliders are two K13's (one is an old friend GBA).
With the formalities over I launched in the DG and had an amazing flight sampling thermal, ridge and soaring the sea breeze front and there was wave out front, I thought that I'd connected but...?? Travelled out to the edge of the lakes for a look and back what scenery just stunning. Can't wait to venture back and with some practice them mountains are a calling. One of the most memorable flights that I've had in a very long time.
If anyone from Eden gets wind of this note Thanks for a great day. I't won't be my last.


Andy Kitchen, Burn Gliding Club

Edencam Now Live!

13/06/15

Our edencam webcam is up and running with a permanent link from the top of every page.

Reciprocal Membership

01/06/15

Just a quick reminder for any pilots thinking of visiting us; we offer reciprocal membership to members of Currock Hill, Millfield, Burn, Lakes and Dumfries gliding clubs.

1st cross country: 50k Silver Distance

25/05/15

An average to good day at Edensoaring!

Flew down to Brough and then back up the Pennine ridge to Gelt Bridge (near to Brampton) and then back to the airfield at Skelling.

See the trace here.

Club Buys a Second Training Glider

10/01/15

Good news - we have a second K13 joining the fleet in 2015. That should keep the queues to a minimum and ensure everyone gets plenty of soaring time. Ridge soaring tuition a speciality!

See you all soon!

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