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Feb

Responsible Wing Walker Ownership

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Taken straight from the GFA website:
For many glider pilots wing walkers are a important piece of their glider equipment. A wing walker can be a joy but they are a big responsibility.
If you’re thinking of bringing a new wing walker into your club choose the adoption option and make the gliding club your first port of call.
Choosing the right wing walker for your glider is fun, but takes time, planning and lots of research. You need to consider very carefully both your needs and the needs of the wing walker that comes into your life.
Too often, the club is left with the aftermath of impulse purchases. Last year the gliding club accepted more than 13 wing walkers from the community.
If you do decide you have room for a wing walker in your trailer and can provide it with the care and attention it deserves then consider adopting from another glider pilot, that way you are not only giving a wing walker a second chance but we can match you with the perfect wing walker for your glider. Dollies and wing walkers adopted from other glider pilots are also painted, greased, pumped up and microchipped with the call sign of the glider they belong to.
Please remember that wing walkers are a life-long commitment but given the chance, they will love you for life.

This story will turn into a happy ending eventually!



Poor thing! Bindis in it's paws, sand and grass in it's coat.


Look at that smile! Yes, you are allowed to stay inside over night!



Sorry, no roaming! You can pull that face as much as you like.


Your owner will be back soon! At least you are with your buddies..

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