Thursday, June 28, 2007

Gliding, Rain & Bronze Badge

From April through to September Wednesday evening is gliding evening as I join up with a group of fellow pilots to launch ourselves into the skies.

Unfortunately June has been somewhat of a disappointing month, with either rain, high winds, or rain and high winds providing less than optimum conditions.

Last night we managed to get 29 flights (between us) in between the showers - and got very wet feet.

To see more pictures click here.

I also recently completed my Bronze Badge qualification - the first gliding competency level. This involved a number of flying exercises, a flying test, and a written exam covering 8 subjects including air law, navigation, human factors, meteorology, airmanship, use of the radio and aerodynamics.


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