Gliding is an amazing sport and leisure pursuit. There is always so much to learn; especially the wide variety of things you can learn about. Ok, I like to geek out, but you don’t have to. The best memories of gliding I have as a teenager was the late afternoon smooth silky air. The views of long shadow sunsets. Performing a very difficult landing during unexpected rain in my most hated glider: the Blanik (however, a proud moment). Also, the variety of people you meet, who have a wide variety of knowledges, expertise, and personalities.
Recently, I got in contact with the Gliding Federation of Australia to see if I could do a shoot or two or more with them. I love flying. I love aeroplanes. I even used to be a member of the air force cadets.
Above: Some photos from when I was a teenager in the 1990’s. Me in the glider I spent the most time in, an IS-28, fling in the Interservice Competition at Leeton in a K7. My favourite glider the K-13. My old learner’s motorbike with the dream glider: the Club Libelle. Photos were taken on film, and photographed from an old album.
As a part of the presentation of photos that I’m building up is the story aspect. I was so lucky to work with the very patient and helpful Iain and Belen of the Melbourne Gliding Club. Special thanks to Sarah of the Gliding Federation of Australia for helping to make these possible. Featured below is Wendy, a great Melbourne-based model.
Above: Preparing for the day. For more information about gliding, please go to these websites:
- Gliding Federation of Austalia (GFA): https://glidingaustralia.org/
- Melbourne Gliding Club (MGC): http://www.melbourneglidingclub.com.au/
- Geelong Gliding Club (GGC): https://www.gliding-in-melbourne.org/
- Wendy’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/luluwendyy/
Above: Take off
Above: In flight
Above: Pack away. Below: Thanks to Iain, Belen, Paul, Alan, Wendy, and Sarah; some are seen below. You’re a fantastic team.
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