Students reach 3,000 feet thanks to glider donation from Norfolk club
PUBLISHED: 16:05 08 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 08 July 2018
Aviation students in Norwich have taken to the skies in gliders - something that will become a regular treat thanks to a club’s donation.
The aviation engineering students at City College Norwich (CCN) were given a glider to work on and fly by Norfolk Gliding Club.
Two groups of level two and three students visited Tibenham Airfield for the experience, in a Schleicher ASK 13 and ASK 21 - tandem two-seat training sailplanes.
Each student was accompanied by an instructor from the club, as they were winch launched to 1,200 feet. Some flights reached 3,000 feet.
Mike Hoy, chairman of the club, said their subsidised junior flying schemes helped many youngsters gain their wings.
“ Our inaugural flying days with CCN were a great success and we look forward to undertaking these more regularly and hopefully more frequently,” he said.
The college will receive a Grob Astir sailplane from the club later this month.