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SGU Walking on Air

Created by DPE, Copyright IRIS 2005
Gliding for the Disabled

SGU Walking on Air is a Charity dedicated to making gliding available to the disabled, not just as an "experience" but on the same footing as able-bodied pilots.
Founded in 1998 we operate a modern two seater fibre-glass ASK21 glider, adapted to be entirely hand-controlled, from the Scottish Gliding Union's Portmoak Airfield near Scotlandwell in Fife, Scotland.

  • To introduce as many disabled people as possible to the joys of unpowered flight.
  • To train disabled pilots to fly solo.
  • To further train disabled pilots to become gliding instructors with a total understanding of, and sympathy for, the special needs of disabled pilots.
  • To bring the joys of cross-country gliding over the spectacular scenery of Scotland to the widest possible audience.
  • To introduce disabled people, if they wish, to the thrills of acrobatic flight.
  • To aid disabled pilots in the purchase, modification and operation of their own single seat gliders.
  • To promote gliding as a sport accessible to all!

How do I get involved

If you have a disability, which means you could not fly a glider with normal foot controls, you can take part in Walking on Air's activities

  • Come and learn to fly Trial Lessons
  • Holiday Courses
  • or just come to watch

The Clubhouse is fully accessible and offers.

  • Meals and refreshments
  • Wheelchair friendly toilets and shower
  • Accessible accommodation

For further details visit our website at

or  Phone: 01592 840 222

and leave your name and phone number on our answering machine One of our members will return your call with the latest details and prices and share their enthusiasm for gliding with you.

How to Find Us

We are a mile south of Scotlandwell village, only 25 miles from Edinburgh, off junction 5 of the M90 After leaving the motorway there are signposts for the "Scottish Gliding Centre"
Phone 01592 840 222 (answerphone)

SGU Walklng on Air is a charity, registered in Scotland No SCO 25350






Created by DPE, Copyright IRIS 2005

Our easily accessible glider and a member awaiting his flight with the instructor in the rear seat.




Our Organisation

Walking on Air is a voluntary organisation run by its members. It aims to provide accessible flying to all disabled people, at minimum cost.
To this end the hope is that as people become enthralled by the joys of gliding, they will be able to bring their personal skills to the organisation. Working as a team is part of gliding; it is not just a pastime in the air but the gateway to a whole new way of life!

Walking on Air is financed by generous sponsorship, donations and by (subsidised) membership fees and flying charges.



All donations should be sent to:

The Treasurer, Walking on Air, Portmoak Airfield, Scotlandwell, KY13 9JJ.

If you are a UK tax payer it is tax efficient for the charity if you make a Gift Aid Declaration as below:

I want you to treat all donations I make from this date to SGU Walking on Air, Registered Charity SC025350, as Gift Aid.

Full Name



Post Code

Signature....................................        Date

I confirm that I wish to make donations to SGU Walking on Air under the Gift Aid Scheme. I declare that I pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the UK equal to or more than the tax reclaimed on my donations, and will advise you of any change to my name, address or tax status. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim
further tax relief in you Self Assessment tax return.

If you wish to give donations regularly by standing order or wish to recognise Walking on Air in your Will please contact the Treasurer at the address above for the necessary information and forms

The above information was taken from a SGU Walking On Air Leaflet 04/06/2009

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