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.

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DH60 Gipsy Moth

Mike Pirie pays homage to Amy Johnson in his latest build. Read part 1 here.

Last Throw of the Dice??

Last flights before the latest lockdown commenced in January.

Tis The Weather to be Jolly!

The good thing about the winter weather is that the cold days offer some great flying conditions. As long as you the constitution of a penguin!

Wot No Wind...

Four fine September days on the trot proved irresistible for ADS members who took advantage of the calm conditions and glorious sunshine.

Scale Competition

The 2020 static scale competition held on Sunday 30 August saw Steve win the ARTF category with his EDF Hawk and Derek win the scratch build with his depron Buccaneer.

Anyone For A Lift?

Mike Pirie has been on the building board again putting together the impressive looking Centaur Glider Tug with additonal capability to give a piggy back launch too!