Sunday, 2 May 2010

Dad, circa 1954

Chatted to dad about thermalling today and he has just emailed this picture of himself flying the primary glider when he was
in the CCF around 1954 at Wellington College in Berkshire
aged about 16.

I asked him how high you could get in one of those things and he remembers clearing the top of the rugby posts.

I remember seeing boys pulling one of those up (using a having a tug of war with the aircraft) at Beggars Bush, when I was at Clifton College in the 1970's. I seem to remember hessian sacking being layed out under the skid to reduce friction and probably save the playing field.

Dad also sent this terrific shot of himself climbing into a Chipmunk in the 1950's

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