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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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

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.

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.

Autumn's Here

As good as the summer has been there is a definite shift into autumn now, but flying will go on!.

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Winter Indoor Dates

The next Indoor session is on Sunday 2 December 1500 - 1700hrs at the Jesmond Centre, Bridge of Don. There was a possibility that the remaining indoor flying sessions could be transferred the the Beacon Sports Ctr in Bucksburn. This will not now happen, therefore all indoor sessions will continue at the Jesmond Centre as per usual. Open to non-members. £5 to fly.


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 !