White Sheet Radio Flying Club
White Sheet Radio Flying Club (WSRFC) operates from the National Trust property, “White Sheet Down” located in West Wiltshire, England.
White Sheet Down and Hill, is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the Stourhead estate, known for its world famous landscape gardens. Views from the hill, looking out across the beautiful English countryside, and gardens, are quite superb. Fortunately, White Sheet hill is also, a quite superb, slope soaring site too.
To find us, head 3.5 miles north from the small town of Mere on the B3092. Access is a single lane track, White Sheet Lane, beside The Red Lion public house, also a National Trust property. The postcode BA12 6RP should find you close to White Sheet lane.
Members of the club predominantly enjoy flying “Silent Flight” model aircraft, generally known as gliders or sailplanes. Many enjoy constructing vintage gliders from traditional materials such as balsa, tissue and dope, although today, tissue and dope is more likely substituted with durable materials such as polyester film. Others fly modern sailplanes, generally built from kits using pre-moulded sections from materials such as Fibreglass, Carbon Fibre and Kevlar.
We have a broad range in sailplane interests, from Large Scale Replicas, Thermal Soarers, DLG, F3F and more, as can be discovered when you dig a little deeper within these pages. No matter what your interest or level of skill, as long as it involves gliders/sailplanes, WSRFC can cater for you. We use two main slopes on White Sheet Down, one is South Westerly and the other North Westerly through to Easterly. Landing areas are generous and friendly with very little in the way of rocks or bushes.
The National Trust ask that all visiting pilots contact WSRFC before flying. It is required that adequate insurance through the BMFA is obtained before flying at this site. Please read ‘Club Rules’ before your visit to ensure White Sheet Down remains available to us all.
If you would like to know more about the sport and what we do, please feel free to venture up the hill and have a chat. We look forward to meeting you.
WSRFC is affiliated with the BMFA.
White Sheet Radio Flying Club provides this website as a service to our members, visiting flyers and anyone who is interested in our sport. We make every effort to provide accurate and up to date information. The committee, members and web site maintainer cannot take any responsibility for errors or omissions of any kind.