Mendip Gliding Club fly high into the sky with ‘keen’ cadets

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 April 2017

Mendip Gliding Club with members of the air cadets.

Mendip Gliding Club with members of the air cadets.


A Somerset gliding club worked with an air cadets unit to offer youngsters a chance to fly across the Mendips.

The Mendip Gliding Club partnered up with Devon and Somerset Wing Air Training Corps to take recruits, who have not flown for the past three years, on the ride of a lifetime.

Last weekend, club members shared their sport with the youngsters.

The club’s chairman Terry Hatton said: “We are very proud to be able to offer this chance to fly with young people from our community.

“We are keen to ensure the exhilarating sport of gliding remains available to the cadets.”

The club flew from its base in Halesland Airfield, in New Road, Draycott.

Chief flying instructor Tony Webb said he was ‘very pleased’ to take the cadets on the flying experience.

He added: “Their motto is ‘venture, adventure’ and we certainly achieved both of these aims on their days with us.”

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