AN EXCITING new video campaign is being launched to encourage more people to discover the exhilarating sport of gliding.
Eleven gliding clubs from across the UK are involved in the first-ever ‘Glide Britain’ campaign spearheaded by the British Gliding Association (BGA) in collaboration with award-winning film maker, Ben Jacobson.
The films share the experiences and passions of women and men who go gliding to tempt more people to give the activity a try.
Dave Latimer from the BGA said: “If you ever wanted to know what inspires and motivates people of all ages and backgrounds to go gliding then Glide Britain does just that!
“Gliding is so much more than flying. It’s a community which brings people together because of its inclusivity. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, young or old and we can also fly many with disabilities in specially adapted gliders.”
Glide Britain has been developed by a group of volunteers and the British Gliding Association, the governing body for the sport in the UK which represents more than 80 gliding clubs stretching from the Highlands of Scotland to Cornwall in the south-west tip of England.
Jago Roberts, 21, was one of the volunteers to travel around the UK with the Glide Britain team filming gliding activities at each of the clubs visited as part of a two-week tour.
“Every time I fly a glider it’s a new adventure. Each flight has a new experience to offer which allows me to develop my flying skills. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience that feeling,” said Jago, who plans to use her gliding experience to pursue a career in aviation.
Roy Nuza from York Gliding Centre added: “It’s exhilarating! It’s the perfect way to get active, make friends with like-minded people and have great fun, which is what gliding is all about.”
The series of videos which spotlight gliding at clubs across the UK are available now on Glide Britain’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAsyazUSKdSl3yHjvzH5nag