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Gliding 2004 on ....
 
I fly gliders at Lasham Gliding, near Alton in Hampshire :www.lasham.org.uk
After starting in 1993 on K13 training gliders, I went solo the following summer. After that I flew single seaters : K8, Junior, Grob 102, DG101, ASW 19, DG 300, Discus etc. Also 2 seaters : K21, Grob, Dueo Discus and DG 1000. Now I enjoy flying the DG300 and Discus. My longest flight was more than 6 hours and it's common to make flights of 4 or 5 hours in the summer thermals.
Trial flights are available at Lasham : you will sit in the front with instructor in the back and get a chance to fly the aircraft after take-off. Launches are by aerotow or winch. Let me know if you are interested to try it.
 
01 - Grob Astir at Lasham in 2012
 
02 - DC gliding
 
03 - DG 1000
 
04 - DC with Discus at Lasham
 
05 - Discus
 
06 - Discus in flight
 
07 - Area near our house
 
08 - Discus turn
 
09 - DC in Discus
 
 
10 - In a Discus climbing in wave ! Thermals go to cloud-base. Wave is a type of lift generated
by mountains and one can reach record-breaking heights. It is unusual in South of England
 
11 - DC with DG300
 
12 - Steep turn in DG300
 
13 - DG300 approaching Basingstoke
 
14 - Basingstoke centre
 
15 - Fourmarks village Hampshire