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.


Covid-19 - flying at the Beacon

In addition to the usual ISA rules, pilots must observe HM Gov and BMFA guidelines: stay away if you have symptoms and observe current distancing rules. Pilots should pit well away from people and paths. Avoid sharing equipment, and bring basic first aid and sanitiser.

Be alert!

Info for ISA visitors
BMFA Covid-19 bulletins
HM Gov regulations

NT Ashridge Estate

Car park closures and restrictions

The site is a popular location for filming during which there are often parking and other restrictions. Before setting off, please see the Events page.

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

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