The gliding club started operations at Dyce at a time when there was only one commercial flight per day. But as the airport became busier it was obvious that a new site was needed.
The current site near Aboyne was identified and it took about 2 years to prepare the land (mostly removing broom and stones).
From little acorns mighty oaks grow, and we now have 2 tarmac runways and 2 prepared grass landing strips, complete with a clubhouse, workshops and hangers.
The location is perfect for catching mountain wave, with UK records for height gain and distance being achieved.
Links are provided below for historical club newsletters, between 1973 and 1977. These provide a good insight regarding how the club developed in its earlier years.