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.
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 ...
Recently, a Gypsy Moth (MP), Hawker Fury (GD) and Supermarine Walrus (JW) took to the air. All three flew successfully and graced the skies around Kerloch field. Click on the pic for more.
(Photos: Brian Cullen & Derek Robertson)
Normally an early season opener this was delayed by a few weeks, but it was great to get an event calendar back underway. Held at Kerloch Flying Field, the near adjacent Knockburn Cafe was well placed to provide bacon rolls for the early birds before flying began.
(Photos: Derek Robertson)
Easing of lockdown restrictions meant that, as the wind was favourable, a trip to the Cairn O'Mount, the iconic soaring site for the north east anyway, was on the cards. A good turnout too!!
With the latest lockdown restrictions easing sufficiently to allow outdoor pursuits to recommence, ADS members took advantage of some decent weather in the first days of April to Spring back into the air. Click on the pic for more.