Gliding is neather scary or dangerous. Most poeple who fly coment on the quietness and the view.
However once you
have gained experiance gliding can be exiting and very dimanding.
At most gliding clubs there are two forms of take
off, whinch lauch and Air tow. If you are very nervous I would suggest taking the air tow.
The picture opposite shows
the fiew from the glider (yes you will be in the front seat). You will be able to see the tug plane infont of the glider.
One of the club members will attach the tow rope to the front of the glider and you will be off. The glider usually takes
off just before the plane (becase it can fly slower) then you will be towed to your destination.
When the tug pilot
has taken you to the correct location he will signal to the glider pilot (behind you) to pull the reliese. You will then fly
around the sky for about 20mins and land back on the air field.