North Hill the venue for Yeovil family and friends to enjoy gliding experience with Devonm and Somerset Gliding Club

00:16 03 June 2014

The Bennett group at Dunkeswell with the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

The Bennett group at Dunkeswell with the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Archant

Last Friday the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club was full of the buzz of teenagers excited to sample gliding for a day, writes Jill Harmer.

Four club members from the Bennett family arranged a day’s gliding experience for 25 friends.

The morning started a little damp but enabled the safety briefings and admin to be sorted, this was followed by some videos and an illustrated talk on what can be achieved in soaring flights.

Whilst we were waiting for the weather to improve, there was a sporty game of rounders in the mist.

In the afternoon, the sun arrived and using three of the club’s two-seaters, all the young people enjoyed extended flights in the gentle lift of the day.

Some asked for second flights. They were also fascinated watching the powerful DSGC winch pull the gliders into the air.

Interested in gliding with us at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club? Find out about our Trial lessons and Group evenings. Visit our website dsgc.co.uk for more details.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 19:36
football generic picture

Upottery are just two wins away from securing the Fresha League Division Two title after they won their to-of-the-table clash with University 2-1.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:29
A competitor in action at the Whindwhistle Motor Club meeting

A single venue classic car trial, organised by Windwhistle Motor Club (Chard) proved to be a huge success, writes Paul Bagnall.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:08

Feniton Under-14s completed their Exeter and District League campaign in style as they won 14-0 at Pinhoe Sharks.

Read more
Fri, 13:15
mhsp week 17 rugby

Honiton Community College student Charlie Wright has just returned to East Devon having played for the England Under-16 rugby team who dealt Wales a heavy 34-0 defeat.

Read more
Fri, 07:26
skittles generic picture

There were some good scores in the latest round of matches in the East Devon Hunt Skittles League.

Read more
Fri, 07:23
The Sidmouth gig boat at sea

Sidmouth Gig Racing Club was founded five years ago and has around 40 members who enjoy rowing on the sea off Sidmouth, and taking part in regattas during the summer months, writes Nick Thompson.

Read more
Thu, 10:55

Upottery suffered a blow to their Fresha League Division Two title hopes when they were held to a 4-4 draw by Newtown 2nds at Glebe Park on Wednesday night.

Read more
Thu, 10:25
Terry Hartnell in the centre collecting his award from the main sponsors Chris Chapple (right) of Seaton Angling Centre and Nathan Cox (left) of Rod Rings and Things.

Honiton Sea Angling Club were well represented at the Chesil Championships, held along stretches of the popular Dorset beach, writes Mike Spiller.

Read more
Wed, 19:14
Table Tennis

Clyst St Mary resident Penny Mann won the Over-60s women’s singles title at the Veterans English Table Tennis (VETTS) western masters’ championships.

Read more
Wed, 18:38

Seaton Bowling Club members came together on Sunday to open the summer season, writes Linda Stone.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder