The weather got in the way on the original date, but Tom, Bill, Dave, and their loyal support crew at the Taupo Gliding Club hosted 29 Squadron’s budding soarers a few weeks later. Tow pilot Rod Milne was kept busy getting everyone into the air.
Nine people saw Taupo from a totally different angle. For six of them, this was their first time in a glider.
It was great to see the full range of emotions from pre-flight nerves to pure adrenalin having just touched down. The one emotion that was the same: they all wanted to come back and do it again.
Another day is planned for later this year.
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