Aberdeen & District Soarers was formed in 1978 by a group of aeromodelling and model gliding enthusiasts. Main types of flying include thermal and slope soaring, however the advances in technology has seen the introduction and increasing use of electric powered models by members.
Club members fly regularly at various local flat field sites and slopes whenever the weather is suitable. Visitors and prospective members are always welcome. We also hold a number of friendly fly-ins and competitions throughout the summer months and indoor flying meetings at Bridge of Don during the winter months. If you are interested in joining ADS or learning to fly, please contact the club secretary via the email address on the Club Info page.
Simple competition where time in the air is everything; no landing bonus, just keep it aloft as long as you can. 8 pilots challenged each other, the elements and gravity over 3 rounds. The final scorecard was as follows
1st Mike Burns - 7m 54s
2nd Stephen Davies - 4m 37s
3rd Mike Pirie - 4m 0s
Competitors in the photo applauding Mike with the trophy. Read more in members area ...
Basic rules are fly your own glider with a 30 second motor run and look to land on the stroke of the 10th minute with penalties for going over time. The competition at Lyne of Skene was held over 3 rounds with the final scorecard as follows
1st Brian Cullen - 12m 42s
2nd Stephen Davies - 10m 51s
3rd Rainer Goldbeck - 9m 9s
4th Murat Kece - 7m 59s
Brian is pictured with his winnings flanked by Steve and Rainer. Read more in members area ...
Soarers by name soarers by nature. A few shots of some of the lads at Brimmond and The Cairn ....
(Photos: Brian Cullen, Mike Pirie, Stephen Davies, Derek Robertson)