Gliding Solo

Sgt Akshay Mandalia has gone solo in the Viking Glider (before he can drive) and recieved his Silver Gliding Wings after a weeks course with 614 Volunteer Glding Squadron at Weathersfield Airfield. The course was on the Viking Glider which is winch launched, and consisted of around 40 sorties in which Akshay learn to fly the glider and deal with the possible pitfalls and emergencies which can happen to aviators. His instructor on the course was CGI Natalie Ali, who is an ex cadet FS on 241 and now a member of staff at 614.