Tuesday, 28 July 2015


Clear skies and sunshine greeted members and four husabands as we arrived for the Gliding Experience at Sutton Bank Gliding Club.

Safety instructions and a practical demonstration on wearing a parachute followed before meeting our personal pilots.

After climbing (with difficulty and somewhat inelegantly) into the front of the glider we were firmly strapped in.  We were then towed to a height of 2000 feet before the glider was released from the tow.
Finding a rising thermal we reach almost 3000 feet - wonderful views of the countryside opened up, a chance to take the controls and all too soon time was up and we prepared to land. 

Down to earth we met up with other members who had preferred to keep their feet firmly on the ground and all enjoyed an excellent post flight supper in the club house.

Comments included:-

Would I do it again?  Definitely YES said Mary Phillips

Birthday treat - as an honorary member (husband) well done!  Fantastic experience, would do it again!

Another super day, club very helpful and hospitable - meal very good

Excellent - when do we glide again?

Non-member wrote - thank for a wonderful experience - I would love to come again