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.

The Club meet at weekends and Tuesday nights (summer only) at a flat field as well as flying from slopes not too far away from the city. If you are interested in joining ADS or learning to fly pop along to any of our sessions.

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From 13 March 2019

The proliferation of 'drones' and their misuse elsewhere has led to to airport no fly zones being put in place across the UK and as of the headline date, extended. Unfortunately, this encompasses all model flying, not just the toys. For the time being Club activities are suspended on slopes within the marked area. Don't get caught out.

Winter Indoor Dates

The next Indoor session is on Sunday 17 March 1500 - 1700hrs at the Jesmond Centre, Bridge of Don. Open to non-members. £5 to fly. It's also competition time !!!


Indoor Comp Build

The 2019 Indoor Chuck Glider will be the Viggen. Print attached plan on A4 and build in balsa only. No foam. Rubber band launch. Get builidng for March date.

Viggen Plan

Tel's Log

The exploits of aeromodeller Terry Shields. Where did he boldly go in 2018.

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Flinger Mass Build Comp

Held on Saturday 21 July this proved to be an entertaining affair with some fine building on show backed up by some fine flying too! Members can click on the pic to find out who topped the bill.

Scale Winners

Jim Jamieson and Brian Cullen were the winners of the scale competition held during the 40th Anniversary Fly In on Saturday 8 September.

Bungee Comp

Held on Saturday 14 Jul in the warm (24C!), but challenging gusty conditions. Club maestro Derek Robertson took the honours and captured another trophy.

Warbirds Comp

Mike Pirie with his Fokker bi-plane beat off stiff competition in the Warbirds comp to claim a second successive victory. 8 Spitfires couldn't match the Fokker !