2011-11-19 – Up, Up and Away for Gareth…..

Explorer Scout Gareth Goes Solo

Today, Gareth Furlong of the 5th Dartford Scout group’s Johnston Explorers took to the air in his first and second solo glider flights.  

Gareth has been on a scholarship programme at the Kent Gliding Club in Ashford for a couple of years, where his work has been rewarded with flight time.  Despite being a capable glider pilot with many hours of flight time behind him, there has always been someone else in the cockpit, so we can only imagine the look on his face when he was told that “today was the day” and the adrenaline surge he must have experienced knowing that he was on his own for the first time  – What a rush!

Well done Gareth.