Try some gliding at Cambridge club this weekend

CAMBRIDGE Gliding Centre holding a free open day at Gransden Lodge airfield on Sunday (April 14).

Starting at 10am, there will be trial gliding lessons as well as static aircraft displays, video presentations, talks and refreshments.

Club chairman Paul Ruskin said: “There are more than 8,000 glider pilots in Britain, and on a fine summer’s day gliders outnumber powered aircraft in our skies by four to one – but because we fly silently, we often go unnoticed. That’s why we’re running an open day to tell the public about gliding. Our sport is open to all ages; with proper training, young people can safely and legally fly solo before they’re old enough to get even a provisional driving licence.

“It’s not difficult to learn to fly a glider, and the club always welcomes new members who’d like to become pilots, whether or not they have previous experience. If you’re interested in flying but have never experienced gliding, come to the Open Day to find out what it’s all about.”

INFORMATION: The airfield is on the B1046 between Longstowe and Little Gransden – eight miles west of Cambridge.