Club opens on Thursday, 1st May for the 2014 season!
What is Gliding?
Gliding is to fly gracefully and silently without the vibration and noise of an engine. Modern gliders are reliable and very strong - stronger than the equivalent sized power plane yet their slender wings allow them to glide smoothly, climbing in the air as it passes over the mountains. Most gliders have a single-seat (i.e. just carry a pilot) but we have two-seaters that allow you to fly with a BGA qualified instructor. Gliding can be as exciting and challenging as you want it to be and most people’s response is “wow, that was amazing!” so why not treat a loved one or have a look at our Trial Lesson offers, short courses or consider joining yourself. [read more]
"Wow - That was amazing!."
The short video below demonstrates the amazing views and, for all you pilots, just look at the readings on the vario!
The Eden Gliding Club is a community amateur sports club, operated and run by volunteers. All of our instructors are BGA qualified with lots of experience. Why not come down, join in and experience for yourself what flying in the Cumbrian mountains feels like.
2014 Membership Forms (09/02/14)
Time to prepare for the season. The latest 2014 membership forms are available for download from the downloads page. Hope to see you all soon.
What a glider can do... (13/12/13)
Here is a map of the flights taken on May 25th 2013 in the UK, these were just the flights logged and placed on the national ladder, there will have been many mor...
Season end (20/10/13)
As we come to the last few days of flying this season we look back on a great year, new members, lots of trial lessons, meaning that slowly we are getting the local people and tourists to see just ...
Gold Height in the Helm (15/10/13)
There was a period of 3 days when the Helm wind blew in Cumbria during early October 2013.
Friday 11th and Sat 12th were far too rough to fly with safety although the sight of the Helm wave bar...
Weekend at Rheged. (30/09/13)
Many thanks to the Rheged visitors centre for letting us place a glider inside the building and do some marketing over last weekend. The simulator was busy all day earning £88 pounds for the ...