How did you get started in gliding? I initially started flying powered fixed wing when I was only 15 years old. Went along the powered flying route before wanting to try something more challenging. In 2013, I attended a hang gliding course where I had my first experiences of gliding which I loved! I hang glided for a few years before moving onto sailplanes in 2019.
Who have been your most significant mentors or influences in gliding? Tobi Geiger. We both fly at the same club here in Benalla. His drive to use all of the day, launching as early as possible in addition to the discipline displayed while flying are my two take away points.
Some competitiveness with a fellow club member can be very helpful for progression.