Scouts on cloud nine

REACHING for the sky, 2nd Hitchin Scouts were the first to fly in a motor glider purchased from the Faulkes Flying Foundation (FFF). Hertfordshire Scouts bought the glider – G-BODU which is based at Cambridge Gliding Centre at Gransden Lodge airfield – fo

REACHING for the sky, 2nd Hitchin Scouts were the first to fly in a motor glider purchased from the Faulkes Flying Foundation (FFF).

Hertfordshire Scouts bought the glider - G-BODU which is based at Cambridge Gliding Centre at Gransden Lodge airfield - for £14,000 and the aircraft can be used by scouts across the county and beyond.

This will provide them with exciting aviation opportunities. Guides, too, can apply to have air experience flights.

The FFF was initially begun by a millionaire and has flown over 10,500 youngsters during the past six-and-a-half years, but when funds ran out the scouts were determined not to miss out on the opportunity.

Dr Mike Woollard, formerly operations director of the FFF, presented a symbolic giant start-up key to mark the handover.