Take Up Slack

Woodfield Publishing Ltd
ISBN 1-903953-88-X
Civilian flying
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by Edward Hull
An illustrated history of the London Gliding Club and the development of the sport of gliding in the UK from 1930 onwards

Situated at Dunstable, the London Gliding Club is one of the UK's oldest and this engaging history is not just a history of the club itself but of the sport of gliding in general from its earliest beginnings.

Illustrated with many historical photographs it charts the development of gliders and their attendant winches as well as being full of interesting anecdotes of record-breaking flights, unusual 'retreives', accidents and mishaps, amusing incidents and other glider-related trivia.

All told, there is plenty here to entertain any gliding enthusiast.

 Reviews

 A MUST read if you are a glider pilot! Past and present members of the LGC, any glider pilot who has flown to or from there, or indeed still has the pleasure of flying at Dunstable to come, I strongly recommend that you buy, borrow or steal this book. You will not regret it.
Wally Kahn, Sailplane & Gliding

 Dunstable's story effectively mirrors the development of British gliding as a whole. Through a very rich stock of anecdotes the author captures the flavour and spirit of any particular time in the past six decades.
Bob Rodwell, Pilot magazine

'Take Up Slack' - the universal cry to start a launch - is the anecdotal story of those who arrived at Dunstable to fly gliders; their enthusiasm, mistakes, disasters and occasional successes.... Ted Hull is to be congratulated on his efforts to record an important bit of aviation history.
Ann Welch, Aeroplane

Details softback | 120 pages | many monochrome photos