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,
puts on a parachute,
and listens to the pilot
Getting the glider into position
River Severn in background
The airfield – Hetty and Miss H are by the white dots at the end of the runway
Chalford valley is left to right
Chalford valley at bottom, with Chalford on right and Bussage left/above
Towards the River Servern.
Minchinhampton Common on left, with Selsley Common behind, and Brimscombe corner on right
Woodchester valley in front, Dudbridge on right. The Arlingham peninsula is in the great bend of the River Severn
Chalford below and Aston Down airfield on right
Altitude 2,500 feet. There are the red roofs of Stroud General Hospital
After about 30 minutes flying, Mr H comes into land
Back on terra firma, Mr H helps to put the glider back on the runway for someone else to have a go
Mr H had a wonderful time!
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