Lasham Gliding Society have again agreed to host this event which is designed primarily to introduce Juniors, 26 yrs and under, to glider aerobatics. We are now in our third year and so far it has proved to be very productive, with three past students now in training with the National Team.
At least five BGA Advanced Aerobatic instructors will be on hand to give briefings, instruct and help with any questions you might have. Everything, as always with gliding, depends on the weather but all being well we hope to give everyone at least two instructional flights – you will be doing the flying! It is not unusual to take a third flight (solo) and gain your BGA Standard badge, but this will depend on experience, aptitude etc.
In addition to these two flights, there will be a series of briefings and presentations from experienced aerobatic pilots on how to access the sport, what's involved in competition flying and most importantly how to approach the two instructional flights. We will endeavour to video the flights using a fixed onboard camera for later de-briefing and analysis.
If you are 26 or under, a member of a BGA club and have the enthusiasm and the ambition to perhaps one day be considered for a place on the National Team, do please apply. You will be most welcome and we expect you will have a rewarding and fulfilling time. And remember pre- solo pilots will also be given consideration.
Costs: Lasham have kindly agreed to offer aerotows to 4000ft; at an approximate 20% discount especially for this event. Flying accounts should be settled with Lasham at the end of the weekend. There will be no charge for the time in the glider, for camping, or for temporary membership. Successful applicants will be asked to join the BAeA as associate members at a cost of £20. In addition there will be a course fee of £20 and this will go towards defraying some of the instructor’s accommodation and travel expenses.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you there!
- 15th September / 16th September 2018
- Entry fee: