Gliding Cemtre, the only gliding facility in Northern Ireland, operated by The
Ulster Gliding Club Ltd.
Number NI 006828. Incorporated in N.I. Registered
PFS & Partners Ltd.,
Limavady, BT49 0EU.
to fly with us.
"Silent", "Awesome" are all words used to describe the exhilarating
and fun 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. 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, though,
it is a silent and graceful way of flying without an engine.
only age limit in gliding is that you must be 14 to fly solo, however, you can
train with an instructor before age 14. There is no upper age limit. Gliding is
truly a sport for all ages.
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.
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.
of our two-seat training gliders soaring over Magilligan
after being launched
from the Ulster Gliding Centre at Bellarena.
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 and to discover the many moods of the sky.
Learning to fly a glider is not difficult. If you have the aptitude to
drive a car, you probably have the ability to learn to fly. The first step is
to experience gliding by having a trial lesson. If you decide that gliding is
for you, take lessons when it suits your timetable and your budget. If you want
to make the fastest possible progress towards flying solo, you could consider
including a one-day or a two-day course. The Ulster Gliding Centre is the only
gliding facility in Northern Ireland. Training available to solo and beyond. Hand
controls are provided for wheelchair users.
group on a two-day course.
One of our
two-seat training gliders.
visitor has her first flying lesson.
site updated 13th June 2013