• Welcome to The East Sussex Soaring Association (ESSA)

      East Sussex has some of the best hill sites in the south of England for radio controlled glider slope soaring. To find out about the local glider based club please see 'About ESSA' above.

      Club AGM

      This will take place at 8pm on 3 December 2018 at the British Queen, Willingdon.

      Long Man site

      If you are not an ESSA member do have a look at the item about the Long man site on the BMFA SE website.

      ESSA fees for 2018

      The ESSA fees for year 2018 remain at £12 for seniors and £1 for juniors (BMFA  £34 seniors and £18 juniors).   If you have not yet paid up then please get in touch with Peter Burgess or Ray Wells.
      If you wish then ESSA and BMFA fees may now be paid via BACS/internet bank transfer, please contact Pete or Ray for details. 
      (NOTE: If you have not paid BMFA fees then you are NOT insured unless you pay through another club or Country Member. As we are an affiliated club you are insured as soon as you have paid BMFA fees to ESSA)

      How to join ESSA

      For ESSA Membership enquiries click here for the Membership Application form or use contact us

      If you use the form please send the subs to the Treasurer at the same time by cheque or BACS/internet bank transfer. Subs from 1 July 2018 reduce to £10. See contacts page for treasurer's details.

      If you are new to slope soaring then please see New Members FAQs


      If you have any nice pictures of model gliders that you would like displayed on the website then please send them to Pete Burgess