Young gliders enjoy open day at centre in Little Gransden
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Youngsters were welcomed to Cambridge Gliding Centre in Little Gransden to try out gliding for the first time.
Discounted flights with experienced pilots were available to visitors aged between 14 and 26 on July 24 in the centre’s modern, dual-controlled gliders.
Gliders use bubbles of hot air rising from the ground, called thermals, to fly without the use of an engine.
Prospective pilots, their families and friends also had the chance to take a closer look at some of the club’s other aircraft as well as trying out a gliding simulator on the ground free. Current cadets and their parents were on hand to chat about their flying experiences over cups of tea and plenty of cake.
A spokesman for the gliding centre, in Longstowe Road, said: “The day was a big success with the young visitors arriving safely back on the ground with big smiles and an appetite for more. A number of new cadets have joined the friendly flying club as a result of the day.”
For more information, call Cambridge Gliding Centre on 01767 677077, or e-mail email@example.com.