Booker Gliding Club
After booking a trial lesson, I turned up at Booker (I’m sure they could see me shaking!). Having signed all the forms, including one to say I hadn’t had a beverage that day, I was taken around to the big white bus at the launchpoint.
Chris my instructor was such a lovely chap, he made me feel totally at ease. He talked me through the two flights and we went through the controls. We put on parachutes (Chris reassured me he had never had to use one) and into the aircraft we climbed, the tug was attached and off we went.
The tug was released. And then there was silence. Utterly brilliant! For miles around we could take in the view. Then Chris asked if I was ready for some sport. He pulled a loop in the air, which was absolutely fantastic! I was then allowed to take the controls as we glided around. All too quickly it seemed, Chris took back the controls and we were down on the ground to a perfectly soft landing.
This is an experience everyone should try if they have a chance. Breath-taking is the only way to describe it. And one I will certainly be doing again soon.
To book a trial lesson or arrange a gift voucher visit the Booker Gliding website.
- Mandy Woodford
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