Deeside Gliding Club

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Come fly silently over Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park with spectacular views from one of our gliders. You will fly in a 2 seater with a fully trained instructor, and you can learn to fly, enjoy the scenery, take photos or all of these. Your trial flight fee includes three months membership, so if you are visiting you can fly again, at club member rates, before going home, or if you are local you can visit several times, and learn to fly, with no further costs other than normal flying fees, We are open 7 days per week until end of October, weekends and midweek by arrangement until April. We are 2 miles west of Abyone on A93 North Deeside Road, just follow the Brown "Tourist Signs". All launches are by Aerotow, where an aircraft pulls the glider into the sky, and at height the glider releases, and depending on the weather, we may try to soar. Our Gliders can soar like birds, stay airborne for hours, fly 100s of miles across country, and climb thousands of feet - the UK height record was set at our club, Flights to 10,000 feet locally are very common, but we dont go higher unless we are using oxygen. We have full club facilities for those of your party who are waiting to fly. We also have a simulator for teaching flying lessons when the weather is bad.

Come enjoy the scenery and a unique experience with us. Pets welcome but must be kept under control.

  • Opening Times
    Early May to late October, 7 days per week, 0900 to 1800, later (or earlier) by arrangement
    Winter and Spring, All day at Weekends, and midweek by arrangement by calling or emailing the office.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Child Friendly
    • Pets Allowed
    • Parking
    • Public Transport
    • Tours
  • Accessibility
    • Disabled Access
    • Blue Badge Parking

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