STUNNING sights and tasty treats were enjoyed at Dorset Gliding Club’s (DGC) mid-summer fly-in and barbecue.
The event, on June 24 at the club’s base near Wareham, saw members and visitors enjoy a range of activities before a barbecue.
“On a hot and sunny day, 15 aircraft flew in from around the UK, with all aircraft available to view in the static park during the day,” a club spokesperson said.
“Activities during the day included introductory flights giving newcomers the experience of silent flight over the Jurassic countryside, instructional flights for club members and solo flying for qualified pilots.
“The day was completed by a deservedly popular barbecue at the club house, with all meat supplied from Jurassic Coast Meats in Winfrith Newburgh, and hand-made souvenir fridge magnets from Achievements UK, a local artisan craftsman.”
Fly-in pilots departed from mid-afternoon to return to their home fields, with all commenting on how successful the day had been and committing to return, they said.
Meanwhile, club members and visitors continued to enjoy the barbecue and socialising until late in the evening.
“Next year’s event is already in preparation, with plans to include flight and aerobatic displays,” the spokesperson added.
“DGC is a vibrant, active club with a thriving Junior section, open to everyone interested in gliding, with all tuition undertaken by nationally qualified instructors. Age is no barrier.”
For more details, including of introductory flights available, log on to www.dorsetglidingclub.co.uk.