Blind 101-year-old veteran takes to skies in glider
Helen Gray from Edinburgh enjoyed her second flight in the unpowered aircraft.
A blind Second World War veteran has taken to the skies in a glider.
Helen Gray, 101, served as a corporal with the Women's Auxiliary Air Force during the war.
Mrs Gray, from Edinburgh, was able to experience gliding with the help of Scottish War Blinded.
The charity, which helps blinded veterans rediscover their confidence, organised the flight at the Scottish Gliding Centre near Kinross with the help of local group Walking on Air.
On Friday, she had her second experience in the aircraft after going gliding for her centenary last year.
While not in control of the aircraft, she was able to feel the controls move through the joystick.
After landing, she said the experience was "lovely" and she was keen to try it again.
Tim Searls, an officer at the Scottish War Blind's Linburn Centre in West Lothian, said: "She is certainly our oldest member to fly, and one of our most enthusiastic.
"Helen is great and takes part in lots of different activities at the centre including Tai Chi and acoustic shooting."
Around 50 of the centre's members were able to take a trip in the glider.
Hannah Mitchell, of Scottish War Blinded, said: "We enable people who have lost their sight to regain their confidence.
"I think for people like Helen, taking a flight at the age of 101 is pretty inspirational."
She added: "A lot of women might see a veteran's charity as for men only, but we're very aware that a huge number of women served, particularly in World War Two."