North Coast Glider Games

The North Coast Soaring Association proudly presents the 12th annual

North Coast Glider Games 2024 edition.

May 2nd, 3rd, 4th and May 5th, 2024

The eclipse has come and gone and opening day is in the books so it’s time to gather on the slopes of Northeast Ohio! Come to enjoy the camaraderie as we challenge the skills of friends and foes alike. Heavy winds or light, there are always ways to get in the air and have great fun. The area around City View has been developed so parking has been paved and there are more choices for food in the area. Edgewater is beautiful, Perry is inviting and the club field is exceptional and ready to be enjoyed. 

Thursday: Travel day – come one come all.

Slope Locations

Thursday Evening: Indoor fun at One Smart Dog at 8:30pm

271 W Greenwich Rd. Seville, Ohio 44273 (Big Blue Building)


The event begins…

Light winds between raindrops didn’t keep our intrepid slopers from having a good time at Edgewater.

12 p We travel to the slopes

Friday Evening: Indoor fun at One Smart Dog at 8:30pm

271 W Greenwich Rd. Seville, Ohio 44273 (Big Blue Building)


The event continues.

Open, Glider Games, Fun Fly – 1pm

No wind on the slopes today so we headed to Lodi for some flat land gliding. We continued to dodge raindrops but still had great fun.

Link to AA-GMC website

7:30p Dinner at Tinkers Creek Tavern, 14000 Tinkers Creek Rd, Walton Hills, OH 44146 American classics & cocktails served in a warm, down-to-earth setting with creek side patio dining.


The Games continue! Wind, wind, wind! No so much. 

So here is a picture facing downtown Cleveland

And here is one looking at the cooling towers of the power plant.

Oh well, we had fun!


Best regards,
Don King

additional info

The 12th annual Glider Games is in the books. Light wind, fog and rain didn’t dampen the spirits of our favored pilots. We dined. We maidened a few planes and enjoyed indoor flying on the first few nights. We ate. We had a lot of fun finding new ways to fly our flat land planes and testing the skies with our thermal ships. Did I mention we chowed? Slopes, fields and parking lots, we tested them all. A huge shout-out to Pat, Mike, Mary, Joe, Khan and Attila for the great camaraderie along with all our local friends.

As always, Thanks for making the games a blast in any weather!

It is you folks that make the Glider Games Great!

Don, Mike, Jeff and the rest of the crew.

6 thoughts on “North Coast Glider Games

  1. Excellent! Great schedule. I know you’re going to have a fun time if you get to participate. Wish I could be there for the duration but hope to attend some of the events.

    • Had a GREAT time participating on Friday. Excellent sloping at City View and a blast indoors at Enterprise. Thanks to all the organizers, and especially Mike Gantner, for all the efforts! If you haven’t been to City View, or the North Coast, for some sloping, you’re missing out!

  2. What a special weekend. 4 Days of great wind at 3 different locations (plus the indoor stuff of course). Thanks to all that made this happen. It was my first event but I guarantee it will not be my last. Whew what fun. It was nice to meet some new people and get tips on how to fly better. Great planes, great days and great company. you could ask for more.

    Thanks again to all involved.


  3. I just spent the last three years sloping in South Africa, now moved back home to Detroit and searching for some local slope sites (that are closer than Sleeping Bear)….hope you guys have this event again..looks like some great fun…..thanks….Jim

  4. Hi! I drive through Cleveland a few times year and am looking for places to fly slope there on my way through. I found the spot by the “Cleveland” sign, but am wondering where the other spots are.

    Peter B

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