I was looking for something to do to take my mind off work for a whole day.
–Jon Hall, Museum Exhibition Designer and Company Director (retired)
I was two years into starting a business and just seemed to be working all the time. I was looking for something to take my mind off work for a whole day. Working at home one day to finish a report I stopped for coffee just as a free copy of Readers Digest dropped through the letter box. Leafing through it I came across a five-page article by the British Gliding Association. I read every word then rang them saying: “I want to learn to glide. Where should I go?” At the time my nearest gliding club was in Manchester and I rang and signed up straight away. But it had its drawbacks and I wasn’t progressing as quickly as I would like. On asking one of the instructors what I should do, he said: “Sign up for a course at the Midland Gliding Club. That is where we all go”.
I did and I am still here 35 years later. In that time I have spent a lot of it on the committee or helping it, I have been Chairman for a number of years, and am now President of the club.