Well done to Stratford junior sailplane pilot Elliott who converted onto our Astir CS-77 single-seater G-FECO on Sunday.
Elliott who flew his first solo flight in April this year has since been flying our K13, K21s and SZD Junior club gliders. The Astir presents a more advanced, higher-performance, 15 meter glider with water ballast systems and retractable undercarriage.
The Astir has good cross country performance and is often the type that our members will fly their first cross-country solo flight after gaining the BGA Bronze with cross-country endorsement.
Elliott will now be working towards the full Bronze so he can fly the Astir cross-country next season and also convert onto the club’s LS4.
14 year old junior glider pilot Kai flew his first solo flight at Stratford on Avon Gliding Club on Sunday!Kai is our fourth junior glider pilot to go solo at Stratford on Avon GC in August!Kai flew his first solo just over five years after his older brother Jesal first flew solo with us. He was greeted on landing back at Snitterfield by his father, an airline pilot himself. Aviation clearly runs in the family!#gliding #juniorgliding #youthinaviation #sailplanes British Gliding Association
Kai was put through his paces on bank holiday Monday morning by senior Stratford flight instructor Barry K who then cleared him to launch in K13 G-DCBW on his first solo flight as pilot in command!
Kai flew his first solo just over five years after his older brother Jesal first flew solo with us. He was greeted on landing back at Snitterfield by his father, an airline pilot himself. Aviation clearly runs in the family!
Congratulations to junior glider pilot Tom who flew his first solo flight in K13 glider G-DCBW from Snitterfield on Saturday!Tom's parents were on hand to watch as he made a brief soaring flight followed by a great landing.#gliding #soaring #sailplanes #aviation #youthinaviation #juniorgliding British Gliding Association
On Sunday, junior glider pilot Matthew S flew his first solo from Stratford on Avon Gliding Club!Matthew had a brief soaring flight in our K13 before landing back at Snitterfield to be congratulated by his dad.Well done Matthew!#gliding #soaring #juniorgliding #youthinaviation British Gliding Association
Last weekend two of our junior glider pilots converted onto new sailplane types.
First was junior pilot Ben L who, fresh from completing his Silver C in a single flight in our Astir CS-77, converted on Saturday to our LS4 high-performance single seater.
Ben L about to launch in Stratford’s LS4
The following day, junior pilot Ed F who has previously flown our K21 and K13 single seater types converted onto our SZD Junior. The Junior is Ed’s first single-seat glider type and paves the way to fleet progression and cross-country flying.
Last Sunday, Stratford junior glider pilot Ed F converted onto our SZD 51-1 Junior at Snitterfield.Having previously flown our K21 and K13 types, the SZD Junior is Ed's first single-seat sailplane.#juniorgliding #sailplanes #gliding #youthinaviation