Enjoy the great outdoors

What better way to spend the afternoon,
soaring your r/c glider effortlessly

R/C Slope Soaring

Slope soaring with an rc glider can be one of the most relaxing and straightforward ways of enjoying radio control flight.

It's simple stuff really - moving air (i.e. wind) generally follows the lie of the land. So when a wind is blowing towards the bottom of a slope, the flow of air will naturally be forced upwards to follow the rising ground.

Where the slope levels out at the top, the airflow will continue upwards to a higher level than the hilltop. It's this upwards flow of air that we use when slope soaring, to keep our gliders aloft.


Our Slope

Situated nearest to the village of Sabden, overlooking the Ribble Valley and the nearby town of Clitheroe.

April 14, 2024

Only My 2nd Sunday Slope Flight in 2024!

From memory this is only my second slope flight of the year so far the weather has just not been suitable to get out...

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January 14, 2024
September 10, 2023
January 29, 2023

ERLS long range receivers

My first try of these tiny rx’s , this one has a 30km range but I will be keeping LOS 😉 – lets see...

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January 2, 2023

First flight of 2023

Had a lovely hour or so flying the ASW28 my first flight of the year!

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September 15, 2022

Sunset Flight

Another 20 odd minute flight with the goggles And a short video

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August 27, 2022

Pilots Eye

Finally hooked the camera onto the Pheonix for a pilot’s eye view and try out some FPVSoaring. I can even look left and right...

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July 10, 2022

Friday Flying

Last day of my week off work so I managed to get an afternoon flying – happy days. As you can see I bumped...

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March 21, 2022

Another iNAV trim session…

A bit too breezy to fully set up but it’s getting there… Typically with a new model, the weather has been so bad since...

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January 1, 2022

Happy 2022

Happy New Year with a successful first flight of 2022 & a completed maiden flight – OMG very impressed – INAV worked flawlessly –...

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December 31, 2021


Am I ready for a test fly? …after over 40 yrs of RC Model flying ‘everything’ that flies I thought I would try out...

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December 19, 2021

Above the Fog on Sunday

Clear blue skies at the top as the drive up from home was all in fog – happy days :). Looked like Dave Fishwick...

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December 9, 2021

Flight Controllers & iNav

Follow me having a go setting & hopefully flying with this…

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November 29, 2021

SR8 Pro Set-up

More on this soon…

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November 18, 2021

Famous for 15mins

We had an article in the Guardian… Gliders in Lancashire: model aircraft enthusiasts – in pictures | UK news | The Guardian

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October 10, 2021

Flying today

A great Sunday for flying Pendle-Oct-10-1Pendle-Oct-10-3Pendle-Oct-10-7Pendle-Oct-10-2Pendle-Oct-10-9Pendle-Oct-10-8Pendle-Oct-10-6Pendle-Oct-10-5Pendle-Oct-10-4

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July 27, 2021

Next the PHOENIX 2400

untitled-38 untitled-25 untitled-16 untitled-10 untitled-5 untitled-3 EPO COMPOSITE RC GLIDER (94.5″) A great first flight with the Phoenix 2400 . It comes with an...

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July 22, 2021

Tandem X20S

So I have had a few flights – and the verdict is in…!

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July 9, 2021

Tandem X20S Dual Band Transmitter

After my trusty Spektrum DX7S (2011-12) started to play up I have decided to try something new – will show the un-boxing pics shortly...

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June 20, 2021

Models need a good home

I was contacted recently by Anne Jones , Ken’s widow asking if I knew of anyone who would like to take Ken’s old models...

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March 3, 2021

Sunday 28th Feb.

First flight of 2021 due to Covid Lockdowns

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October 18, 2020

Sunday 18Oct

Another outing for the ASW28 at the SE slope – trimming it out as its still nose heavy a slight bit as I have...

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September 28, 2020

My guide to the Volantex ASW28

The good and the bad bits… Well after a while I have got myself a new scale glider the Volantex ASW28…more soon

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January 10, 2020


New website here soon… For details call 07986 239183 or email

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Weather on the Slope.

Last hour's - Wind, rain, etc etc - use menu on right of the window.

Live weather from home...

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What you need to join

You just need to have BMFA Insurance/Membership and have passed your CAA flight approval.

You also need to display your CAA flier ID somewhere on your aircraft

365 Day Access

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3 Main Slopes

Using North West, South East & South West

Quiet Flight

Gliders and Electric flight no IC power

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