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Originally posted by D4rk Kn1ght
hahaha me and zaphod were talking about this the other night in chat.
I first started gliding in air cadets many moons ago, and as an adult carried it on till 4 years ago when i got married and needed money for a home ect ect ect..(married lifes expensive...lol)
My three favorite memories are these.
1) Winch launched off a field in cornwall, whos edge was a sheer cliff face! that was awesome...as you climbed out, you got a perfect sea view...and the uplift insane!
2) Wales. Took an air launch off a club in central wales...great people, nice shiny kit! Now from 7 K the view is beyond belief...south wales, north wales...it all stretches out beneath you its beautiful.
3) Running the thermal from a power station and nearly killing myself in the process. Came out of a loop the wrong way, pulled a right instead of left, and wham!! Instant 2 K and rising...the wings near folded upwards, and the tail flexed like you never want to see....but for the sheer terror of it, i look back now and laugh like an idiot....Its funny in retrospect!