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.
As the seasons change again quicker than our politicians minds on Covid, some nice flying greets the end of summer as we know it!
The 2020 static scale competition held on Sunday 30 August saw Steve win the ARTF category with his EDF Hawk and Derek win the scratch build with his depron Buccaneer.
Some recent nice flying weather has seen the fruits of the lockdown labours being put on display in its rightful place - The Sky!!
The water-filled quarry, now a fishing loch at Park is the venue, with permission of course. As the loch is stocked with fish, we can only fly there when there's no-one actually fishing ........ which has been the case for all of our visits so far!
Mike, Rainer and Derek made a hasty return to the Cairn after relaxations were announced by Mother Hen. It looks like they enjoyed themselves from a social distance!!
As the Coronavirus alert continues to heighten, our Dad's Army veterans implement some old fashioned protection to keep Kerloch sterile and safe to fly. No members allowed closer that a wingspan apart in doing so though!
Don't Panic! Don't Panic! Don't Panic!
The mild weather couldn't last forever this winter, but our hardly souls remain undaunted and fly nevertheless ...