The Ivinghoe Soaring Association (ISA) is one of the largest R/C glider groups in the UK, with approximately 140 members. The club is affiliated with the British Model Flying Association.

Where We Fly

Ivinghoe Beacon is set in beautiful surroundings near Dunstable Downs, approximately 40 miles north-west of London. It is owned and managed by the National Trust, and is open to the general public.

World Record

Ivinghoe Beacon has been popular as a venue for R/C slope soaring since the early 1960's. In more recent times, it achieved fame as the site for the world duration record of over 36 hours, set by Nick Shaw on 8th September 2001.

The Web Site

The purpose of this web site is to:


Please note this has been postponed until Saturday 15th September.


The Main Cark Park for the Beacon Hills will be closed from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st September 2018 for location filming. However, the other car park a little further along the road towards Ringshall will remain open.

Flying activities will not be affected. As always, please use approved slopes only.

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