I also asked a variety of pilots why they fly: ANOTHER ALBUM LINK HERE
Payment for volunteers takes the form of opportunity; to see some amazing things and meet some amazing people. In my case, the highlight was another chance to catch up with Sdn Ldr Dan Kehoe, formerly the leader of a Air Force Roulettes, and now CFI at Central Flying School in Sale. I'd previously met him when the Roulettes came to Alice Springs in 2015.
The two of us, plus Junior World Gliding Champion Matthew Scutter, will appear in a promotional film about gliding later this year. Dan has recently taken up gliding, and predictably went solo in just an hour!
He performed a brilliant "Roulette Solo" display to kick off closing ceremony proceedings at Benalla on Sunday January 22.