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This pilot (with a photographer in the front seat) has seen another Viking already blocking the runway so has elected to turn in further down the runway. The gliding school have several Land Rovers to hand to tow grounded gliders back for launch. There's a lot of responsibility placed on instructors at a RAF Gliding School, as most of the passengers are very young cadets. Also, some of the instructors themselves are extremely young, as although all are qualified and experienced glider pilots, many are young staff cadets in their late teens.

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Gary Stedman
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Monday 2 May 2011
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