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Important Notice Update on Dartmoor National Park proposed bylaw changes to restrict model flying.

BMFA are calling for action to support our campaign to stop DNPA from severely restricting Model Glider flying ; something we have been doing safely for decades. The link below is to the BMFA call for action page. Please read and support our campaign if you have not already done so.

https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2755/Dartmoor-National-Park-Byelaws-Consultation-Action-required

The DNPA are running a six-week consultation document that proposes the extension of the current prohibition of power models to include gliding! Can you to give just two minutes of your valuable time (literally) click https://bit.ly/3CALVQm to object to question 25 and 26, this could have implications for the whole of the UK. The BMFA are aware of the situation. Thank you.

 

 

 

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.