Our club

Borås Soaring Club is driven by its members. All activities are run by non-profit forces. We are approx. 200 members.

We have a nice club house with conference room, kitchen, showers, sauna and laundry possibilities. In the kitchen you can buy frozen meals, soft drinks and snacks. A short drive away you find a supermarket and restaurants.

We offer overnight accommodation in our tree cottages, a camping area and a nice playground for children.

Flying in Borås

The club operates daily during the soaring season 1 April – 31 October. With our two Pawnees we get airborne without delay and this gives excellent opportunities for both recreational flights as well as for cross-country flights.

Flight instructors are available for you to get checked out and for training flights. As a guest member, when checked out, you can fly our gliders.

Morgan och Jarek flyger in Bergfalken för året.
Two of our flight instructors, Morgan and Jarek. Jarek speaks polish.

Borås is situated about 70 km from the west coast. However, this does not effects the soaring conditions. Many long-distance flights have been flown from Borås, like 300 – 1000 km. The best time for gliding and high clouds bases is between mid-March to the end of June when thermals sometimes reach 3000 m or more.

Borås-Viared airfield

Borås/Viared airfield (ESGE) is situated six kilometers west of Borås city and along the motorway to Gothenburg at an altitude of 179 m / 588 ft MSL. The asphalt runway and the grass strip is 800 m + an extended zone for start roll. See more information at the air field website.

Immediately west of Borås is Landvetter Airport with its airspace. We have a good cooperation with Gothenburg Approach which means we normally get FL60 after having established contact. With transponder we can get clearance even higher which means FL70 and 80. Outside Landvetter Control Area we can fly up to FL90 without transponder.

Surroundings

The topography and the landscape around Borås are a mixture of many small lakes and hills as well as some small rivers and scattered cultivated areas but also with coniferous- and deciduous forests.

About 40 kilometers east and southeast of Borås the South Swedish Highlands begins with its highest point at 377 m asl. The characteristics of this area are a mixture of open crop areas, meadows, lakes, bogs and forests which also produce good thermals. In the area a number of airfields are available.

About 20 km to the north and north east of Borås the landscape changes and becomes flatter with bigger open crop fields and meadows.

Welcome to fly in Borås!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contacts

E-mail: info@bsfk.com

Phone Club house: +46 33 25 43 58

Peter Dorbell, General Manager
Phone: +46 705 60 40 25

Ulf Hansson, Chairman
Phone: +46 706 67 87 99

Robin Dorbell, Chief Flying Instructor
Phone: +46 730 22 55 04

Emil Andersson, Camping
Phone: +46 730 45 32 49

Björn Svensson, Borås Air field manager
Phone: +46 708 15 86 11
 flygplatschef@borasflygplats.se

Links

Information about the air field ESGE

Boras.com – info about the city and tips of things to do.

Borås virtual

In Condor 2 you can fly from Borås Air field.

Watch Stefan Langers videos from Sweden