Come fly with me…..

That was the tantalising invitation made by (the award winning) Wing Commander Sylvie Silver and how could I refuse?

On the last Friday of August I joined members of 615 Volunteer Gliding Squadron to see what the young glider pilots and instructors were up to. What and eye opener.
The unit is run on a purely voluntary basis and trains cadets
from across SE London to fly gliders and in a number of cases to become instructors. I took two fights, each with one of the squadron’s instructors who were only in their early twenties, most of the cadets that fly solo are only in their late teens.

The fact that I felt so confident in the pilots is testimony to the professionalism of both them and their instructors. So much for feckless youngsters!!!!!

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