Nestled in the Cairngorm mountains is a magical place, full of silver winged birds who soar amongst the clouds with such grace... A.K.A. The pilots of Feshiebridge Gliding Club. This site offers some seriously awesome wave flying as well as a well stocked bar, wood burning stove, and the coolest clubhouse on offer. Trips to Feshie usually bring personal records, particularly in height gain, and with some of the most stunning views available in Scotland, it's a truly memorable trip.
We usually go to fish in October/November for a weekend and camp over in the club house.
Arguably not a trip, as it's based at Portmoak, however Easter Week is a chance to hang out with pilots from across the UK including other University pilots who come up especially to experience our excellent flying conditions. There will be flying, there will be fun, there will be a BBQ and yes, there will be banter.
EUGC has attended the IUGC for as long as we can remember... and we've won it a few times too! This competition is really great for your first competition experience. It's laid back, focussed on having fun and gives you a chance to extend your skills no matter where you are in your training. There are points for learning the very basics of gliding (like turning left and right) all the way up to getting your Gold badge! It's a competition for everyone and we'd strongly encourage you all to come along.
Many of our pilots progress onto flying in the Juniors. It's open to pilots aged below 25 and gets a lot of funding from the BGA so tends to be a good value comp to enter! If you haven't got the skills to fly this comp solo yet, you can apply to be part of the Two-Seater Training group who'll give you invaluable cross country flying experience.
We'll announce our trips and other socials via our Facebook page.
The calendar is mostly used for committee meetings and EUSU deadlines, don't worry about this. Unless you're on the committee...