Walking on Air – Portmoak, Scottish Gliding Centre
Walking on Air is a Scottish charity that allows "people with disabilities to soar like birds!" The charity utilise facilities at the Scottish Gliding Centre to provide an opportunity for people with disabilities and a sense of adventure to fly a modified glider. Aerobility member Alex recently spent some time with Walking on Air, and we're pleased to have the report below on his time with the charity - thank you Alex!
"I've just returned from a weekend of ridge soaring, winch launches, aerotows and aerobatics. A whole new world of techniques to learn and master. I was fortunate enough to join Steve Derwin and a host of kind volunteers from Walking on Air up in Scotland for a weekend’s gliding. All be it the wind had decided not to be in our favor, this just made things a little more interesting. They had a great setup there. With an onsite cafe, wheelchair accessible rooms, roll in shower, barbecue area and most importantly a cheap bar. The K21 glider had a rudder conversion which sat nicely just below the air brakes. It was easy to use and very effective both on the ground and in the air. I’d definitely recommend a visit and ask for a winch launch on full whack !!"
If you think you might be interested in taking up an opportunity in gliding or supporting Walking on Air please visit their website www.walkingonair.org.uk