Spring is officially here at last. Last weekend saw local glider pilots take to the skies at the Lincolnshire Gliding Club, Strubby, for the first soaring flights of the new season.
On Saturday March 31, despite a pessimistic forecast, the sun shone and members, Paul Kerman and Katharine York each managed to stay aloft for over 30 minutes on the first thermals of the year.
The next day the sky was bright, blue and looking promising. Several good flights were had during the day, with Paul Kerman staying aloft for almost two and a half hours including some sightseeing over Alford. Phil Trevethic re-soloed after being unable to fly for two years, and Bryan Bromley was also passed for solo flight after not flying during the winter.
Gliding is a sport that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, and new members are always made welcome at the Club. The easiest way to experience it is to take a trial flight; soar above Strubby, look down on Louth, spy Skegness and the Lincolnshire coastline from the air.