SoAGC congratulates our newest solo pilot: Richard Z!

On Sunday, we congratulated our newest solo sailplane pilot, Richard Z!

Richard is one of our most enthusiastic flying members and he spent part of the day flying with senior instructor Barry K to assess his readiness.

Sunday provided good training weather a with moderate easterly wind and little by way of thermal activity.

Once Richard had been fully checked-out, Barry authorised him for his first solo in Stratford Gliding Club’s K-13 G-DCBW!

Richard’s first solo flight was well flown and finished with a lovely landing. So, after congratulations from Barry and the members on the airfield, he was sent on a second, consolidating solo flight.

Well done Richard!

Anastassia Goes Solo At SoAGC

On Sunday, our French member Anastassia flew her first solo glider flight at Stratford on Avon Gliding Club.

Anastassia was checked out during the day for her first solo flight by senior Stratford instructor Barry K.

Anastassia flew her first solo sailplane flight in Stratford Gliding Club’s K21 G-CGAG.

Anastassia Goes Solo At SoAGC

She said afterwards that she was thrilled to have been joined in a thermal by a red kite. She flew Round and Round with the soaring bird, a species which has recently colonised our rural airfield.

Well done Anastassia!