About us

Rivington Soaring Association was formed in 1973 and is dedicated to slope soaring radio-control gliders and sailplanes on the Rivington Estates. The Association was originally formed to provide third party insurance for its members and to safeguard the future interests of slope soarers on the Rivington Estates. The club is located in an area known as Rivington Pike, not far from Bolton, Lancashire, UK, and has three official slopes (though we do fly at other slopes, see 'RSA Official Sites') available to take advantage of different weather conditions - and all affording some wonderful views.

If you are interested in seeing what it's all about why not come along and take a look? Check the 'Where and When' page to see if and where we are flying.

Rivington Soaring Association is a firm supporter of minority airsports in the UK and is fully affiliated to the national body governing the sport of aeromodelling, the British Model Flying Association - club #2157.

BMFA membership is a requirement for joining us here at R.S.A.
Membership of the BMFA provides R.S.A. members with comprehensive insurance cover plus numerous other benefits.

Click 'here' to join the British Model Flying Association.

Click 'here' to join the Rivington Soaring Association.

Your Committee for 2014 is -

President - Colin Heyes
Secretary - Ian Simpson
Treasurer - Simon Cunliffe

Committee - Norman Quirk
Members.   - Phil Farnworth