Welcome to the Eastern Province Gliding Club -
Home of gliding and soaring in the Eastern Cape
What is gliding?
Gliding, also known as soaring, is a recreational activity and competitive sport where individuals fly un-powered aeroplanes known as gliders or sailplanes. Most gliders seat one person, while training gliders can accommodate two people. Some gliders, known as touring motor gliders, use an engine and propeller combination for take off and touring purposes.
Modern gliders can fly at speeds in excess of 280 km/h, stay airborne for over 8 hours, cover distances of over 1000 kilometres and fly at altitudes of 20,000 feet and more.