We glide because we love the challenge .. Are you up to the challenge?
We glide because we love the excitement .. Do you want the excitement?
We glide because we are amazed by the power of nature .. Do you want to be amazed?
We glide because we like to see a different view of the world .. Do you want different view of the world too?
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ARTICLE EXPRESSES MY OWN PERSONAL OPINIONS AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE WHAT YOUR INSTRUCTORS WOULD ADVISE!
BEFORE FLYING IN ‘ADVERSE’ CONDITIONS, PLEASE SEEK ADVICE FROM THE DUTY INSTRUCTOR ON THE DAY.
I personally very much enjoy flying from Eyres Field, and think the scenery is second to none!
I hope this article may bring back some pleasant memories to those of you who used to fly at Old Sarum. Winter ‘soaring’ from a flat site.
We all like to soar. It is man against the elements - against gravity - against those hundred and one things that are trying to keep our feet firmly on the ground. If, as I do, you fly from a flat site, you will have experienced the frustration of winter flying. Every now and again when every possible weather criteria is right, i.e. wind strength, wind direction, and enough members turn up on a day when the duty instructor has enough foresight and vision to realise that flying in strong wind conditions can help everybody become better pilots. Pilots who spend the whole of their time only flying in ‘good’ conditions are one day bound to inadvertantly experience very rough conditions. Will they be able to cope?Full story