Press Release - 26 April 2015

Gliding experience for Volunteer Gliding Squadrons

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club has been selected by the British Gliding Association to provide continuation training in the South West region as part of a nationwide grant scheme provided by Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.


Six Instructors from 624 Volunteer Gliding Squadron (VGS) Chivenor, and 626 VGS Predannick, enjoyed four high aerotows each.

They had training in spinning and aerobatics, and even the formation flying of aerotowing was a new experience for most of them!

With clear blue skies and light easterly winds, the weather was perfect for the planned sorties. In all the DSGC towplane pilots climbed 87,000ft throughout the day.

Sqn Ldr James Flory, officer commanding, 624 VGS Chivenor said: “It was really good to see our instructors experiencing new elements of gliding using the great facilities at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club”