Welcome to the Queen's University Gliding Club Website
Gliding is the sport of flying fixed wing aircraft without engines. Aircraft are towed into the sky behind a powered tug plane before using naturally rising air currents to gracefully stay aloft, on good days indefinitely, with nothing but the whooshing sound of air flowing past the aircraft. On every flight the pilot is challenged to fly in rising air and avoid that which is descending, sometimes with a view to flying long distances cross country.
Our members are students who have an interest in flying but perhaps do not want to spend the large amounts of money required for powered flying. Gliding offers the opportunity of long flying times at a fraction of the powered cost, though we would also argue that it is both more fun and more rewarding. Whether you just want to experience a single flight to see what it is like to fly or you want train to expert standard, then the QUB Gliding Club can cater for you.
If you are not a student but wish to try gliding in Northern Ireland, we cannot recommend the Ulster Gliding Club highly enough.
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"If flying were the language of man, soaring would be it's poetry" - Anon