Courses 2024 Announced

Our summer courses for 2024 have now been announced. These are 5 day intensive training courses that are designed for people of all experience levels, including those who have never flown before. Here are the dates: 3 June – 7 June;           17 June – 21 June 1 July – 5 July;             29 July –

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Preparing for Soaring Season 2024

While the weather has been… well, it’s winter(!)… this provides the opportunity for some much needed TLC around the Gliding Centre. Between getting our gliders ready for their annual inspections, or just general maintenance around the club facilities, members have been tucking in! And while tucking into the work, sure why not tuck into a

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Kerry 2023 – keeping the sand out…

Looking back on 2023, as  usual one of the highlights was the autumn safari to Kerry. Storm Agnes knocked out some of the flying days, but we still managed to get flying. Here’s a picture of the K18 standing by to be launched into the air by a car tow. But what’s that “ground equipment” next

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LGC Shortlisted in Irish Aviation Awards

The Leinster Gliding Centre is both delighted and honoured to have been shortlisted in this year’s Irish Aviation Awards within the General & Sport Aviation category. The winners of the various categories will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on 30 November. More information is available here: Aviation Industry Awards 2023 (aviationawards.ie)

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What’s Up – Sept 2023

The Sept 2023 edition of What’s Up is now available. Follow the link below to read our latest newsletter which has now been published.

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Leinster Gliding Centre @ TY2023

It was with pleasure that Leinster Gliding Centre attended this year’s Transition Year Show at the Sport Ireland Campus. As an organisation, we are determined to be as open and inclusive as possible. Further, we recognise the enormous contribution that sports such as gliding can make to STEM training. Joining us at the event was

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Aircraft Movements

With the upturn in weather after July had gone, we have had more action in the air with some good flying days. There are also aircraft movements of another sort over the some that should be noted. Kenn McDonagh has acquired the DG200 from Peter Denman. Peter owned this glider for some twenty-five years, enjoying

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July ’23 – A case of “be ready for when the sun shines!”

Recent weeks have posed some challenges on the weather front, not least for the club barbeque and gathering on Saturday 22nd July;  in true press-on spirit, the event went ahead anyway. Wet conditions cause a marked deterioration in performance in some gliders, but not in the pilots when there’s a glowing grill and a plate of paella! While some

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