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The West Mendip Soaring Association (WMSA) is a non profit making club devoted to flying and building all types and sizes of radio controlled model gliders.

We fly on Crook Peak, which is between Weston-Super-Mare and Cheddar on the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Crook Peak is owned by the National Trust and is considered an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  For directions please look at our Location page.  The WMSA mainly slope soar, using the lift created by the wind blowing onto the hill.  Because of the shape of the hill, we get good lift in any wind direction.  If the wind is at least 8 knots (9 mph or 4 m/s), you can guarantee that you will enjoy a good long flight.  If the wind is lighter, you can enjoy the challenges of looking for thermal lift. As a member you are welcome to fly on any day, but most of our members fly on Sundays and/or Wednesday.

Crook Peak is open 365 days a year, but the National Trust require that all visitors wishing to fly have adequate third party insurance.  We therefore request that any non-members wishing to fly (newcomers or experienced flyers) contact a Committee Member before planning a visit.  If you wish to become a member, please look at our Join Us page.

We hold club meetings on the second Thursday of each month at Congresbury War Memorial Hall, High Street, Congresbury, BS49 5JA at 8pm. The hall is situated some 50 metres and on the same side of the road as the Ship and Castle public house on the B3133 (Congresbury to Lower Langford road), very close to the junction with the A370 (Bristol to Weston-super-Mare road). Click here for directions, or contact a Committee Member.