14 Jan 2019
Peter has high-flying dreams ahead of World Championships
Alumnus Peter Carter is hoping to glide to victory this summer as he prepares to compete in the Junior World Gliding Championships in Hungary.
The 2017 Mechanical Engineering graduate is part of the British team travelling to the 13-day competition in Szeged, which begins on 28 July.
Over 30 countries are set to participate, with the world’s best under-26 glider pilots facing off in races stretching from 100-500km in length. Although races can be won by mere seconds, they can take up to seven hours to complete.
Peter, who was part of the Loughborough Students’ Union Gliding Club for two years during his time at University, will rent a glider for the Championships. He started gliding aged just 13 with Norfolk Gliding Club, where he volunteered in return for free flying lessons, having been introduced to gliding by his father.
Commenting on his ambitions for the Championships, Peter said: “My hopes are to be proud of how I fly and to win a medal.
“The Junior British team won Gold and Bronze in 2015, and were in the top 10 in 2017, so there's no reason we can't do well.
“We have access to Britain's best pilots to help us train, so we're confident that we'll go into the competition well prepared.”
We wish Peter and the British team the very best of luck in the competition.
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