Welcome to Fife Flying Club
Fife Flying Club was formed in 1984 under the original name of Fife Aero Club and works in partnership with Tayside Aviation to promote flying, provide tuition and encourage social activities amongst its members. Based at Fife Airport (EGPJ - unlicensed) near Glenrothes, it is ideally positioned for quick and easy access to some of the most attractive scenery in the UK, much of which is uncontrolled airspace.
The club has over 100 active members and a busy calendar of events that caters for the diverse interests of its members.
There's always something going on around the airfield and we particularly welcome visiting pilots who wish to either drop in for a quick visit or to stay for a few days and enjoy a short holiday in Fife.
Neil MacAuley (Scottish Gliding Centre)
"Gliding - Freedom in the Air"
Friday 25th April 2014
Tipsy Nipper, Fife Airport
Our next Club Night is on Friday 25th April at 7.30pm in the Tipsy Nipper at Fife Airport when Neil MacAuley from Portmoak will give us some insights into the world of gliding ..... that strange experience of being up in the air without the "normal" racket being churned out from somewhere in front of us.
Neil's going to take us through what gliding's all about, how it works, the sort of stuff that a glider pilot needs to train for and know about to be able to stay up in the air with nothing but air currents to work with. He'll also tell us about cross country gliding (which is no mean skill) and some of his (and others) experiences.
We're all familiar with (or learning about) flying powered aircraft but working with nothing but wind, air currents, thermals, etc. requires a whole different range of training and skills so do come along on Friday evening and hear what Neil has to tell us.