The Lecht is composed of largely parallel roadside drag lifts, it also invested in snow making technology in recent seasons, paying dividends in snow cover through unpredictable Scottish winter weather.   It also offers a range of alternatives to skiing and boarding and opened a new £1m base lodge with all facilities. it has direct access to 20 individual pistes, served by 14 ski lifts.The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable able to augment natural snow, on 4km...

Aboyne Airfield Visitors Guide

Aboyne Airfield, operates a 7-day operation during the summer months, Aberdeen is only 30 miles away allowing direct links to the rest of the UK, the club members run the airfield at weekends with a full time instructor and tug pilot available Monday to Friday, the club house is manned between the hours of 09:00 - 18:00.

Set in the heart of Royal Deeside on the bank of the River Dee, the Deeside Gliding Club has some spectacular views that allow for some of the best gliding in Europe, from the Cairngorm Mountains, up the River Dee past Balmoral castle towards Braemar and the ski slope of Glenshee and the Lecht,

  • Aboyne Airfield Postcode AB34 5LB
  • Aboyne Airfield Geolocation 57.0755556° N Longitude -2.8394444° W
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The club is renowned for being the foremost Wave soaring site in Britain, with the UK altitude record of 38,600 feet being set by a glider flown from the club.

To start gliding, book a Trial Lesson.

There are a number of ways of doing this including phoning the club office, e-mailing, or by visiting the club.

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😍 Great place to fly in a glider
 · 3 months ago  ·  Aboyne
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Amazing group of pilots and aviation enthusiasts all in one place. After securing him in a harness and placing him in a glider, my son remarked that he was in a horrible state and that it was unpleasant. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to take the position of him and since I was prepared for it and I enjoy flying. Excellent setting for taking off and landing. Because of the pilot, who was without a doubt the most excellent I've ever had the pleasure of flying with, I got the distinct idea that I needed to do the ground school course again.
Be sure to buckle up and pay the interim club dues before entering the location, in the off chance that you will ever make it there. What a breathtaking view there is to take in from up above.
These gentlemen certainly have a wealth of information in their field, and they take great joy in imparting that knowledge to others. Don't squander such an incredible opportunity.
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