Inter Services Success

6th August 2021 admin 0

The skies over Wiltshire were swarming with activity during the last week of July as the annual Inter Services Gliding Competition took place at RAF Keevil. Pilots from the Royal Air Force Gliding and Soaring Association, Army Gliding Association and Royal Navy Gliding and Soaring Association battled for the top spot through a series of cross-country aerial races. The competition was split into two leagues depending on glider performance with a total of 36 aircraft taking part during the 8-day competition. Each day the gliders were launched in quick succession by a fleet of tow-planes before embarking on long range Read More

Eagle Cradle 2019

11th November 2019 admin 0

It’s not often that a ‘junk’ email turns about to be trustworthy, but in the case of the recent RAF Gliding and Soaring Association visit to Brazil the offer received certainly wasn’t too good to be true! The chance email that was mistakenly filtered as spam was an invite to attend the 30th International Gliding Competition at the Brazilian Air Force Academy near Sau Paulo. Numerous quick-fire emails were sent to graciously accept the offer and confirm with the Defence Attaché in Brazil that RAF attendance would be approved.   Sqn Ldr Jon Arnold and Flt Lt Luke Dale were selected by the RAFGSA committee to compete. Both Read More