Gliding is the sport of flying unpowered fixed wing aircraft. Aircraft are towed into the sky behind a powered tug aircraft and released before using naturally rising air currents to gracefully stay aloft, on good days indefinitely, with nothing but the whooshing sound of air flowing past the aircraft. On every flight the pilot is challenged to fly in rising air and avoid that which is descending, sometimes with the ambition to flying long distances cross country.
Queen's Gliding Club is the only University Gliding Club in Northern Ireland. We work with the Ulster Gliding Club to provide training for our members on location at the Ulster Gliding Centre in Bellarena.