Whilst some club members do choose to own their own gliders, technically there is no need to buy a glider or any other equipment in order to enjoy gliding with the club. Club gliders are available for use by club members for learning and solo flying. Our current fleet consists of the following aircraft:
Schleicher ASK21 two-seat dual-control glider for training. This glider is fitted with hand controls to provide equality of access for those with a disability of the lower limbs. A hoist is available to assist with entry and exit. In this glider the instructor sits behind the pupil.
This project was supported by The Sport Northern Ireland Lottery Fund and The Enkalon Foundation.
Glaser Dirks DG505 Orion two-seat dual-control glider for training and solo flying. In this glider the instructor sits behind the pupil. Wing span 20metres (65.6 feet). Maximum speed 270 km/h (168 mph). Glide angle 1 in 44.
Purchase of this glider was supported by The Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust as part of the Natural Resource Rural Tourism Initiative under the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, distributed by The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Grob Astir single-seat glider for use by club members who have reached solo standard.
Schleicher K13 two-seat dual-control glider for training and solo flying. This glider is owned by Queens University Gliding Club and is based at the Ulster Gliding Club. Instructors, hangarage and maintenance facilities are provided by UGC for the benefit of QUBGC members who have absolute priority in the use of this glider.
Piper Super Cub PA18/180.
180 hp tug aircraft used for launching gliders.
Parachutes and other equipment are also available for use.