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Old 5th Jan 2017, 07:06
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cats_five
 
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Originally Posted by veep View Post
I guess the difference is that air cadet gliding is set up to get as many people as possible experience in the air, whereas BGA gliding is more sports orientated. It's not affordable to teach every cadet to glide anyway so the emphasis is on experience.

Another concern I have (I admit I may be completely wrong here) is that if BGA gliding becomes an official ATC activity then some cadets may be able to "pay to play", you'd be introducing a lot of cadets to a sport that many wouldn't be able to afford.
At my club a cadet pays 8.50 for a launch and up to 30 minutes in a club glider. Travel can easily cost more than flying.
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