10 glider pilots from Buckminster Gliding Club went on their annual expedition to the Borders Gliding Club at Milfield in October 2012. This collection of video clips show highlights of what turned out to be their best expedition to date with some excellent wave soaring opportunities. (See also Buckminster Gliding Club - Milfield Expedition 2011).
Buckminster Gliding Club held a 'Vintage Gliding Day' on Saturday 11th August 2012
On Sunday 15th July, we took the boys and girls of the 1st Uppingham Scout Group flying and they had a lot of fun
Here A Puchacz glider is winch launched to 2000' in 35 seconds. This extraordinary video shows the launch from a rear facing camera on the nose of the glider.
Watch how Stuart makes tiny movements on the controls that make the glider role through the sky.
Just before landing watch out for his left arm pulling back the air brake lever and see the brakes open to control the approach.
Mr Smith's children treated him to a flight on a spring day in 2011. It turned out that somebody in the family also worked for the BBC and was adept at making movies.
This film conveys something of the rhythm of an afternoon at the airfield.
Come along and have a flight.
Cathy is an instructor. She talks here about how she took up gliding after her family had grown up. This film was shown on national television in 2009 as part of an advertising campaign for sausages, the slogan was "Bring it On Granny".
Cathy regularly takes visitors on trial flights around the local skies, come along and meet her.