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    THE GHANA GLIDING SCHOOL, UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE GHANA AIR FORCE, HAS LAUNCHED A PROGRAMME TO ATTRACT RECRUITS TO GLIDING.

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    THE GHANA GLIDING SCHOOL, UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE GHANA AIR FORCE, HAS LAUNCHED A PROGRAMME TO ATTRACT RECRUITS TO GLIDING. A NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL HAVE RECENTLY COMPLETED THEIR ONE-WEEK COURSE, BUT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SCHOOL HAVE BEEN ON A RECRUITING DRIVE IN SCHOOLS, GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND PRIVATE FIRMS.

    AT A RECENT OPEN DAY AT THE SCHOOL, THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE SCHOOL SAID THAT STUDENTS WOULD BE GIVEN DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF INSTRUCTORS.

    GLIDERS ARE LAUNCHED BY MEANS OF WINCHES, WHICH PULL THEM UNTIL THE GLIDERS GAIN SUFFICIENT SPEED TO TAKE OFF INTO THE AIR. THE WINCH CABLES ARE THEN RELEASED AND THE GLIDERS ARE FREE TO FLY ALONE.

    THESE ENGINE-LESS AIRCRAFT ARE CAPABLE OF REACHING ALTITUDES OF 1,200 FEET.

    THE GHANA GLIDING SCHOOL WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1963 AND WAS AT THAT TIME UNDER THE CONTROL OF MISS HANNAH REITSCH, ONE-TIME PERSONAL PILOT TO ADOLF HITLER. SHE WAS DISMISSED IN THE REVOLUTION OF FEBRUARY, 1966 AND THE SCHOOL IS NOW UNDER THE CONTROL OF FLIGHT-LIEUTENANT BRAKCHIAPA OF THE GHANA AIR FORCE. HE IS ASSISTED BY THREE INSTRUCTORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2TI7LT05MLTLT3FPLU7PV4ER6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TI7LT05MLTLT3FPLU7PV4ER6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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