White Sheet RFC Established 1960
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White Sheet Radio Flying Club

White Sheet Radio Flying Club (WSRFC) operates from the National Trust property, “White Sheet Hill and Down”  located in West Wiltshire, England.  

White Sheet Hill and Down, is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the Stourhead estate, known for its world famous landscape gardens.  Views from the property, looking out across the beautiful English countryside, and gardens, are quite superb. Fortunately for us, the topography of White Sheet hill, is also a superb slope soaring site too. There is plenty of reasonably flat ground between slopes, ideal for unhindered landings, and also those DLG, bungee and “electric assist” days.

IMPORTANT:  N.T. Permission for electric powered model gliders is simply:  HEIGHT GAIN ONLY, THEN POWER OFF. Please do not abuse this permission or we could lose it. 

NOTE: The use of multirotor “drones” is prohibited on all NT sites.

LOCATION

To find us, head 3.5 miles north from the small town of Mere on the B3092. Access is via White Sheet Lane (a single lane track) beside the disused Red Lion public house. 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 flying interests, from Large Scale Replicas, Thermal Soarers, DLG, F3F, F5J and more, as you will 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 hazards such as rocks or bushes.

IMPORTANT:  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 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.

2022 sees the BMFA/SMAE celebrate its centenary. More information can be seen by clicking the following link-


(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)


Slope locater using what3words

NE Slope:    axed.feasted.props

Morgans:     jets.query.ashes

The “BOWL” :  backfired.nurse.croaking


White Sheet Radio Flying Club are proud supporters of Wiltshire Air Ambulance


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Recent News

Open Slopes 25/26 June is OFF

Chair & Vice have discussed weather. Saturday is wet. Sunday is strong SSW winds meaning lift in one small area of the right hand side of Spencer’s Bowl. This would limit flying to 1 or 2 models. So unfortunately no Open Slopes this weekend.

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