The 67-year-old was travelling from St Neots to Godmanchester when he noticed a 17-metre wingspan glider on the field at St Neots Rugby Football Club. The DG202 glider had been forced to land at about 4pm last Wednesday, when a sudden change in the weather had prevented the pilot from returning to Norfolk. Mr Hooker told The Hunts Post: I did think it was strange its not something you see every day but I soon realised what had happened. Mr Hooker, who is himself a trainee glider pilot with more than 70 flights under his belt, said the pilot had been forced to make a land-out. This happens routinely on cross-country trips when there is no up-lift. Warm up-currents and the pilots skill in finding them are the only things that keep the glider aloft, Mr Hooker added. When there are no up-currents, or theres a drop in air temperature and the plane needs to land-out, a smooth, unoccupied playing field is a gift.