When conditions are right and on Sunday 30th August they were, Black Hill on Dartmoor provides for some enjoyable soaring. Have a look below and there are more photos in our Gallery and across on our Facebook group.
It is worth reminding club members and others visiting Dartmoor to fly RC that whilst non-powered flight is allowed, any form of powered flight whether electric or combustion is banned by the Nation Park Bylaws and due to this importance this bylaw is written into our constitution and included into our guide on flying on Dartmoor.
Welcome to the Dartmoor Slope Soaring Club Website
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Who we are
The Dartmoor Slope Soaring Club is a BMFA affiliated club that primarily fly from the club site at Little Haldon near to Teignmouth Golf Course. We run an informal club that embraces a range of disciplines which includes soaring, silent flight, electric flight, aerotowing and I.C power.
The need for a local soaring club was recognised by Stan Yeo back in 1993 and so the Dartmoor Slope Soaring club was formed. Its prime objectives were to promote model silent flight and prevent frequency clashes by lone pilots using designated sites on the moor. Since then the club has evolved and grown in strength, subsequently affiliating to the BMFA. The club has also embraced thermal soaring, aerotowing and electric flight at the Little Haldon site outside Teignmouth. Depending on wind direction, we also soar (silent flight) from a variety slopes on Dartmoor.
We pride ourselves in running a very informal group and encourage total beginners and experts alike to fly with us. Within our ranks we can boast a club trainer and a qualified BMFA ‘A’ certificate examiner. Our year has a full schedule of meetings and soaring events designed for anyone to enter and enjoy, and you don’t necessarily need a model. Why not give us a call for a chat?!
We meet monthly on the first Monday of the month, between 7pm and 9pm at the Kingsteignton Community Hall. There is ample onsite parking. Please come along and meet us. We will be pleased to see you.