Video: Discover gliding in Lincolnshire

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Trent Valley Gliding Club at Kirton Lindsey is backing a national campaign to encourage more people to discover gliding.

Airline pilots, recreational flyers and young people pursuing a career in aviation and aerospace are among the high flyers encouraging more people to glide in Britain.

Photo: Trent Valley Gliding Club

Kristina Samuels, a gliding instructor at Trent Valley Gliding Club, said: “As well as aiming to attract new people into air sport, we’re also promoting the thrill and passion of pure flying and soaring flight within the powered flying community.

“Gliding is like a big family; you work together in all the activities that get you airborne.

“It hones all your flying skills and is a great way for young people to learn about STEM, engineering, safety, lookout and airmanship.

Photo: Trent Valley Gliding Club

“You can also fly solo from 14 years old!”

As part of the literature and social media campaign, pilots of all ages from across the UK are sharing their love of gliding and what it means to them.

For more information about taking your first flight or to organise a group flying evening for friends, colleagues or family, click or tap here.