gliding

  1. mechman Member

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    Went up in a glider today (landed in the same one) got the buz now loved it.
     
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  2. brightspark

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  3. jerrytug Member

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    The best way to fly! Join a local gliding club, it all gets much cheaper.
    There should be plenty in the Lincs area, the BGA website has a list.
    Try gliding in different places, if you are a member of one BGA club, you get club rates at other BGA clubs, or used to anyway.

    I started in the Air Cadets many years ago, on Slingsby T21, T31, open cockpit wooden gliders which creak and groan loudly going up the winch launch! Quite a few clubs still have them.
    Eventually solo'd on K23, since flown a few different types, wood, metal and fibreglass, old and new.

    Anyway I coukd go on all day but well done!
     
  4. addjunkie

    addjunkie Forum Supporter

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    Remember my advice, if it flys, floats, or has sex, it should be rented.

    Some sports, are like cocaine.......expensive and addictive. Never tried a glider yet, but nothing quite like silent flight.
     
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  5. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    That's a bonus! :D :scared:
     
  6. Tinbasherdan

    Tinbasherdan Metal mangler

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    Gliding should be reserved for occasions when the big fan stops working, and that's it. You weirdos.
     
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  7. rockweasel

    rockweasel Forum Supporter

    What could possibly go wrong?

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  8. mechman Member

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  9. I gave up gliding because I just couldn't stomach the winch launch. I manage two out of the three and had to walk away. I then got my PPL and did 150 hours before it all got too expensive for me.
     
  10. pod70 Member

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    I started in the Air Cadets many years ago, on Slingsby T21, T31, open cockpit wooden gliders which creak and groan loudly going up the winch launch! Quite a few clubs still have them.


    My first flight (at the age of 10) was in a T21 - been up in a few gliders since but would love to go up in a Slingsby again
     
  11. jerrytug Member

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    There is one local-ish to you, or was. At Surrey Hills Gliding Club, Kenley, S.London. , at the old RAF base. But my memory migt be out of date.
    Edit, that's wrong, definitely one in the area though..
     
  12. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    Gliders are all fine and dandy, but can they really beat this? affordable, portable and possibly the closest to flying like a bird. Last year I was out with a bunch of close friends at Rhossili. I manage to get once or twice a week to do this. Filmed on my first flight on my new glider. Flight lasted over an hour.
    Rhossili last summer
     
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