Solo to Cross-Country
Finally gone solo? You will forever have that flight imprinted in your mind.
Going solo for most glider pilots is one of the most emotionally exciting days in their life. The apprehension, the excitement, the exhilaration, all rolled into one.
But there is much more to gliding than just going solo.
After you have gone solo there is a whole world that opens up to you once you have your wings.
You can choose the direction you want to take your gliding career, whether it be aerobatics, cross-country flying, wave flying, or flying in unique places and countries, it's completely up to you!
Gliding improved my health. I had to lose weight to glide and then it gave me motivation to keep it off.It also gave me a work life balance. If I didn't have a hobby or a reason not to work I would work all hours. Now I want to be at the airfield, not at work on weekends!
Check out one of our very own pilots, Claudia, who found the advice of the Women Gliding community very helpful on her journey to the British Women’s Gliding Team.