A good friend of mine is President of the UoE gliding club at Watisham. Their weekend exploits with the Army Gliding Association have become the stuff of legends and I myself have suffered rather too many hangovers in their company.
I went gliding with the Army. It was ace, and I am not even TA! Three times to heaven and back in one morning. I screamed like a little girl when we took off, and was laughing my head off and demanding more when we landed. Fortunately, the lad (17?) driving needed air time, so I got to go up again, and again.
Not intentionally. In that single engined AAC thing. Throttle link broke just at top of climb out from Turnhouse airport. WO pilot no sweat, side slipped it and landed on grass just about where we had taken off. I gave him a 'Commit 1 crime free' chit on the spot.
Bit of a boy's day out really. Fire engines and everything and when time came to go back that night to NI I flew civvy alongside Jackie Stewart who was quite chatty.
Went gliding with a bunch of TA people, organised by the SSM and friends outside of TA. Got paid a 1/4 day for it, although we had to chip in to pay for the flights themselves. Jolly good fun for all who took part. Even got photo's around here somewhere.