ULSTER GLIDING CENTRE

Ulster Gliding Centre,
the only gliding facility in Northern Ireland, operated by The Ulster Gliding Club Ltd.
Number NI 006828. Incorporated in N.I. Registered office at
PFS & Partners Ltd.,
16 Main Street,
Limavady, BT49 0EU.

 

Learn to fly with us.

"Majestic", "Silent", "Awesome" are all words used to describe the exhilarating experience of a flight in a glider. Young or old, male or female, gliding in Northern Ireland is many different things to many different people. It can be a fun family day out or an activity break. For some, it is just a casual hobby. For others, it is an inexpensive way to get airborne. For many, it is the cutting edge sport of racing or aerobatics. For all, it is a silent and graceful way of flying without an engine.

The only age limit in gliding is that you must be 14 to fly solo, however, training may commence before age 14. There is no upper age limit. Enjoy flying training at one of the finest soaring sites in these islands, in a beautiful setting beneath the cliffs of Binevenagh on the shore of Lough Foyle. The excellent soaring opportunities in all seasons of the year have permitted cross-country flights over much of Ireland. Learn to fly in a modern two-seat dual-control glider. No previous experience is necessary and you do not need to buy any equipment or special clothing. Why not try gliding for a fun family day out or for an activity break?

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One of our two-seat training gliders soaring over Magilligan
after being launched from the Ulster Gliding Centre at Bellarena.

If you have the aptitude to drive a car, you probably have the ability to learn to fly. To experience gliding start by having a trial lesson. If you decide that gliding is for you, take lessons when it suits your timetable and budget. For faster progress to flying solo, you could consider a one-day or a two-day course. The Ulster Gliding Centre is the only gliding facility in Northern Ireland. Training is available to solo and beyond. Hand controls are provided for wheelchair users.

Gliders use the same air currents that birds use and they have been designed with aerodynamic efficiency that enables top speeds of up to 170 mph. Distances of over 200 miles have been covered from Bellarena in one day and heights in excess of 20,000 feet have been achieved. Gliding gives you the freedom to explore the world from a unique birdís eye viewpoint.


A group on a two-day activity break.

A visitor has her first flying lesson.
Web site updated 20th November 2014