Aston Down – a glider flight


16th August 2015                                                    Photos by Hetty and Mr H

One of Mr H’s ?0th birthday presents was a glider flight. Although it was cloudy, the thermals were good and views were clear.

Mr H takes a look,1

puts on a parachute,DSCN0463

and listens to the pilotDSCN0464

Getting the glider into positionDSCN0472

They’re offDSCN0475

River Severn in backgroundS1058991 copy

The airfield – Hetty and Miss H are by the white dots at the end of the runwayS1058993 copy

Chalford valley is left to rightS1058999 copy

Chalford valley at bottom, with Chalford on right and Bussage left/aboveS1059001 copy

Towards the River Servern.

Minchinhampton Common on left, with Selsley Common behind, and Brimscombe corner on rightS1059002 copy

Woodchester valley in front, Dudbridge on right. The Arlingham peninsula is in the great bend of the River SevernS1059003 copy

Chalford below and Aston Down airfield on rightS1059004 copy

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Altitude 2,500 feet. There are the red roofs of Stroud General HospitalS1059009 copy

After about 30 minutes flying, Mr H comes into landta

Back on terra firma, Mr H helps to put the glider back on the runway for someone else to have a gotb



Mr H had a wonderful time!

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