Brodie’s wish off to flying start
SIXTEEN-year-old South Grafton High School student Brodie Jones achieved a milestone on Saturday.
The teenager has his sights set on a flying career with the RAAF so, with the help and encouragement of his parents and grandparents, Brodie joined the Grafton Gliding Club in mid-April this year.
After just nine hours of instruction Brodie was sent on his first solo flight last Saturday.
In the not too distant future Brodie could well be one of our "top guns".
Learning to fly gliders is an excellent way to begin an aviation career as it involves "seat of the pants" flying and is cost-effective with instructors giving their time for free.