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Duo Discus HB1 in wave, taken from another glider

How are you preparing for the 2022 season?

Believe it or not there is a lot to do during the winter to help you prepare for the upcoming season.  Next year are you planning to get your bronze badge? or complete a badge distance? how about entering your first regional, national or international competition? Wherever you are in your flying experience, you can always keep busy during the winter months....

A picture of Sarah on a racing bike, taken during a triathlon in Austria

A wish for wings PART 3…

Professionally, I graduated into AirUK (now KLMuk) onto the ATR72, then Fokker 50 and BAe146, and they too supported my gliding so I secured time off for summer competitions. I borrowed a PW5 for the World Air Games in Spain and basically flew it like as ASW24. I led for most of the week, dropping to third on the penultimate day, then daftly did an “all or nothing” attempt...

Sarah on the top of the podium at the Women's Worlds, with her gold medal round her neck, holding up her trophy, and with a camera person filming and an official looking on

A wish for wings PART 2…

By the summer, it was time for the Junior Nationals again. This time I was in Imperial’s top cross-country machine, their ASW19 “96” (still with no averager!) and did a lot better. I managed to tailgate Steve Jones a couple of times and started to see how he ran the energy lines. I even beat him on one day, mainly through naivety as a warm front approached....

Selfie of Sarah in her glider

A wish for wings PART 1…

I always wanted to fly. We often have dreams of flight but too few of us get to make that a reality. My obsession with the sky began on our first overseas package holiday to the Med, aged three. Despite, or maybe because of, my mum’s terror of flying, my dad would have a word and get his little girl (and him, of course) an invitation to the flight deck....

How to Gain Confidence in your Cross Country Flying

A lack of confidence with cross-country flying is something that can be overcome. First you need to identify why you might be lacking confidence. To discover what your under confidence might be about is a great start. Having this awareness will really help you on your steps to having great cross country confidence. ...

How to Fold an Air Map

It's that time of year again, and whilst we wait for the season to really get underway, we can turn our attention to map folding and how to fold your air map....

International Women’s Day

For international women’s day we are celebrating all women throughout our gliding movement we have some truly incredible women that are trying to showcase what is possible, especially within a sport with so few women. ...

Women Gliding Virtual Training Day

We will be hosting a virtual training day for all women in gliding who want to attend. We will be hosting on zoom, and invite you to attend with us and learn how to better your skills for the new 2021 season ahead, as I know we are all eager to get out there and fly!...

The Continuation of Lockdown

As we all sit here in our homes, watching out the window as the winter wave season passes us by, it can be a tough thing to take. We feel your pain. This lockdown seems to be dragging on a bit now....

Women Gliding, a New Initiative

Welcome to the new Women Gliding Initiative. We have officially rebranded as of Saturday 13th February 2021....

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