White Sheet Radio Flying Club
White Sheet Radio Flying Club (WSRFC) operates from the National Trust property White Sheet Down. A designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and fortunately a superb slope soaring site too. Location is near the small town of Mere, just off the A303 in West Wiltshire, England.
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 often substituted with more durable materials such as polyester iron on film. Others prefer more modern sailplanes, generally built from kits using pre-moulded sections from materials such as Fibreglass, Carbon Fibre and Kevlar. In the future we may very well see ultramodern materials used in the sport such as carbon nanotubes and forged composite. Anything to eek out extra power from natures free energy. 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 is, as long as it involves gliders/sailplanes, we think WSRFC can cater for you. We use two main slopes at 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 location of White Sheet Down, where we operate from, is a National Trust property. It is required that adequate insurance through the BMFA is obtained before flying at this site. The National Trust ask that all visiting pilots contact WSRFC before flying. 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 will be happy to talk with you. As a bonus, the views looking from White Sheet Down across the Wiltshire countryside are fabulous.
WSRFC is affiliated with the BMFA.
White Sheet Radio Flying Club provides this website as a service to it’s 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.