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Wormingford, Essex 11-07-2020

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Wormingford, Essex 11-07-2020

Post by andygolfer » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:43 pm

I went for a long walk on Saturday round the perimeter track of the former WW2 airfield which is now home to the Essex & Suffolk Gliding Club. although the club is closed to visitors the peri track is a public footpath which goes almost right round the gliding site so it's possible to get good views of the activity, here's a selection of my photos.....

queuing for take off....
ImageWormingford 11-07-2020 9886 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-CKEE Grob G-102 Astir CS Wormingford 11-07-2020 5480 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-CKPA AB Sportine Lak-19T Wormingford 11-07-2020 5470 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-CHJX Rolladen-Schneider LS6-c Wormingford 11-07-2020 9935 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-DCYC Pilatus B4-PC11 (cn O29) Wormingford 11-07-2020 9889 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-EEKA Glaser-Dirks DG-200-17 Wormingford 11-07-2020 9877 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-CKKY Schempp-Hirth Duo Discus T Wormingford 11-07-2020 9839 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-CJXA Schempp-Hirth Nimbus 3DT Wormingford 11-07-2020 9822 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-DCYC Pilatus B4-PC11 (cn O29) Wormingford 11-07-2020 9778 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-CHKM Grob G-102 Astir CS Jdeans Wormingford 11-07-2020 9762 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-CGBN Schleicher ASK-21 Wormingford 11-07-2020 9699 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-AZPC Slingsby T.61C Falke Wormingford 11-07-2020 9734 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

an enjoyable walk and enjoyable watching the activity, I shall have to go back again soon

there's a few more in my flickr album. thanks for looking
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Re: Wormingford, Essex 11-07-2020

Post by PorkScratching » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:13 pm

Lovely Andy. Very handy that footpath! Have you ever been gliding? If not, next time you go ask them for a trial flight (COVID-19 allowing). Most gliding clubs are very friendly and will try and fit you in. It's a wonderful experience.

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Re: Wormingford, Essex 11-07-2020

Post by niallsaviation » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:06 pm

Always fancied a flight in a glider - thanks for sharing

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Re: Wormingford, Essex 11-07-2020

Post by andygolfer » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:50 am

PorkScratching wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Lovely Andy. Very handy that footpath! Have you ever been gliding? If not, next time you go ask them for a trial flight (COVID-19 allowing). Most gliding clubs are very friendly and will try and fit you in. It's a wonderful experience.
I did do some gliding in the dim and distant past, firstly at Duxford before it was a museum for a while and then around 1990 at Rattlesden near Stowmarket, Suffolk. My brother was flying there and I went along and started having some lessons but although it was nice it was time consuming. He had 1/2 share in a glider and was also an instructor there in the late '90s and early 2000s.

Mike Wooff and I also went on a week's gliding course at Challock in Kent around 1972 which was good fun except when I crashed the tractor! - I was trying to be a shepherd :o Ask him about that next time you see him (hopefully when the aerozone opens).

It is a very enjoyable form of flying and nowhere near as expensive as powered flying but requires much more time which is something I never had enough of.
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Re: Wormingford, Essex 11-07-2020

Post by Wallie » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:46 pm

Lovely gliders. :thumb:
Many years ago, that was one of my favorite hobbies...
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Re: Wormingford, Essex 11-07-2020

Post by acw367 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:08 pm

Love the Astirs always my favourite to fly and the ugly duckling Pilatus, wish I could give that a try.
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