The Scottish Gliding Centre is in the heart of the Kinross-shire countryside, just 30 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh.
We have almost 200 members and our club is one of the oldest in the UK, having been created by the amalgamation of several local gliding clubs in 1938.
We moved to our current site on the shores of Loch Leven in the 1950’s and have facilities for visiting pilots and members including bunkhouse accommodation, campsite, bar and café.
Some club members hold a significant number of UK records for speed and distance and the site is nationally recognised as one of the premier soaring centres in the UK. We welcome visits from glider pilots from across the globe and have a full learn to glide programme for those who want to experience the exhilaration of flight.
Absolute beginners, novices and experienced glider pilots can all find a home at the Scottish Gliding Centre.
Depending on the weather you might experience hill lift, soar in thermals, fly in “wave” or simply float down from an aerotow (up to about 2,500 feet).
Either way, it is the experience of a lifetime floating quietly and effortlessly above some of Scotland’s most spectacular countryside. Typically you can see the local hills, the Ochils and Loch Leven.