Flying the South coast cliffs from Devon and Somerset Gliding Club.

Matt Wright and Will Stainer from Devon and Somerset Gliding Club fly low-level past Sidmouth

Matt Wright and Will Stainer from Devon and Somerset Gliding Club fly low-level past Sidmouth - Credit: Archant

On Saturday the Southerly wind was blowing quite strongly, and Matt Wright from Washford volunteered to show early-solo pilot Will Stainer, how the cliffs at Beer Head work from the club DG505 two-seater, writes Jill Harmer.

Two gliders aerotowed to the south coast cliffs and with the strong southerly breeze were able to enjoy the spectacular scenery whilst maintaining height at cliff top level. John Burrow in his Ventus glider had joined in the fun.

They were both able to fly several legs from Beer Head to Ladram Bay past Sidmouth at low level before climbing back up to return to North Hill.

The weather conditions that enable glider flights on the south coast are relatively rare, with just three days so far this year and previously not since 2011.

Interested in gliding with us at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club? Find out about trial lessons, purchase and book online by visiting www.dsgc.co.uk


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