As many of you are aware getting reasonable internet access around the club has been a challenge which many of our volunteers have put a lot of effort into over the years. The committee decided that we needed to upgrade our technology both for the benefit of club members and also to provide reliable & secure access for Notams, Weather, Comps and office staff. The first stage of this is re-fit of our internal wiring, […]
This island in the North Atlantic enjoys weather for honing and magnifying the strength and resolve of its sons. Three came early and we were airborne at 10.20. There was just enough room for us between cloudbase and the ground. Nalin, Rich and Tom B proved their keenness and stamina by piloting and launching fifteen flights and demonstrating some nice flying. Tommy gave us faultless launches. It didn’t rain very much. Alan
After many hours spent wrestling with the design software the first print run of new brochure has finally arrived back from the printers. Aimed at Trial Lesson customers this use the new Nympsfield logo and “house style” and will be one of a family of flyers, posters, adverts and other marketing materials Although this one is aimed at Trial Lessons others will be aimed at club membership or special occasions such as Christmas. A new […]
David J. and Graham were busy instructing with Andy and Tommy providing launch by A/T and winch. Around a dozen single seaters set off with flights from 150km to 300Km achieved despite the oncoming high cover. Trevor was getting his new toy up to speed and Fred arrived back on a long final glide as the rest of us were sat on the balcony having a pint. Only a small amount of 2-stroke fuel was […]
Kev arrived early to de-rig the DG with the help of the cadets, ready for repairs after the Thursday evening crew found problems. He then stepped in as instructor for the day and had a busy day of winch launching the K21 in a brisk WSW wind with just too much South for the ridge, but enough wind to make the approaches ‘interesting’. Meanwhile Tim, Richard & Steve N. managed to grovel around and fix […]
Hi all, With the new Café being opened and attracting lots of keen visitors, it is worth noting that we need to be very vigilant towards new visitors straying too close to the fence and the gates. This is especially important in the following circumstances: Driving past the café. Please stick to less than 10mph with the rotating warning lights on. Be aware people could be stepping out of their cars, and there could be […]
The last two days have been scrubbed around 3pm due to low inversion. The Pocklington v. Nympsfield chess post-scrub tournament continued in the beer and chess gazebo. The CFI did a downwind dash to Foxton Locks à pieds avoiding the washing up. Steve, John and Christophe joined him at the recce’d pub. Jake fettled his glider in preparation for the World Champs.
Yet another scorching day, the club gliders were out with several trial lessons (hope they coped in the heat!). A bit of fettling was going on & then all concerned retired to the cafe for coffee and cake! Richard, Dominic and Julian helped the cafe folks out cleaning the grease trap – an ideal job when it is 30C in the shade! Still we now have a nice clean filter as you can see (Note: […]
Monday saw brilliant conditions and fast flying, everyone got round again. Well done to Andy who leads the 18m class at this time. Tuesday was not so exciting. Lots of low level muck of the Wash led to a long grid squat before scrubbing. Much walking was done subsequently with rumours of a 2 hour chess match. I’ll leave Steve to tell that story. Today (Wednesday) at least looks better. Greg.
‘It was a hot afternoon, the 19th of June, and the sun was a demon. The clouds were afraid, one ten in the shade, and the pavement was steaming” (apologies to Bobby Goldsboro – Summer). Well not quite 110 in the shade but it felt like it in the backseat of a two-seater. Plenty of eager P2 business and a one-day course to satisfy, which we did (just) with the final flight at 18:00. The […]