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
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
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.
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.
of our two-seat training gliders soaring over Magilligan
after being launched
from the Ulster Gliding Centre at Bellarena.
gliding for a fun family day out or for an activity break. 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. 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.
group on a two-day activity break.
of our two-seat training gliders.
visitor has her first flying lesson.
site updated 6th January 2014