Devon and Somerset Gliding latest - Cullompton pilot goes solo

07:58 27 August 2014

The August course at Devon and Somerset Glding Club

The August course at Devon and Somerset Glding Club

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Ollie Ogden-Barker from Cullompton currently studying at Loughborough University enjoyed his first solo in the Club’s K13 glider this week, having re-soloed after a year’s layoff whilst away at University, writes Jill Harmer.

Liam Vile from Exeter University has been flying in the Junior Nationals gliding competition at Lasham, Hampshire this week.Liam has gained valuable flying experience in his first serious competition.

Meanwhile, at North Hill airfield, another course week saw all the course members progressing towards their personal goals of going solo, with Douglas Boyle from Budleigh, converting to a single seater glider, and 13-year-old Josh Funnell of Whitnage enjoying the most soaring flights.

On Wednesday and Saturday, the cross-country soaring conditions with North-westerly cloudstreets enabled numerous flights from Barnstaple to Beaminster, Okehampton to Sherborne.

Interested in gliding with us at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club? Find out about our trial lessons. Visit our website dsgc.co.uk for more details.

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