Gliding treat for Halton’s visually impaired aces

0
Have your say

Several visually impaired tennis players got the chance to experience something totally different they went gliding at RAF Halton’s airbase.

Head of Halton’s disability tennis Tom Wood said: “We thought it would be good to give them the experience of doing something different.

Halton disability tennis players go gliding at Halton airfield

Halton disability tennis players go gliding at Halton airfield

“It gets them out and about and to do something like this it gives them a new angle on life.”
Mr Wood said the gliders fly over the nearby tennis club all the time.
He added: “They come over a lot and they are constantly in your ears. There was a possibility of arranging it and they said they would be thrilled to do it.
“It was relatively simple to arrange a gliding experience for them.”
Mr Wood said that one man, Peter Bosher, tracked the trip on his GPS so that when he got home he was able to tell where he had been and what height he had got to.