Wednesday 20th Sept

The increasingly brisk SSWesterly prevented winching, but Andy Smart provided the several aerotows, including one trial lesson. The unpromising skies even brightened up enough early PM for some weak thermal with Tom having the longest flight in EKF. Doors were shut by 3pm as the increasingly turbulent conditions discouraged further flying. Sid

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Tuesday 12th Sept

A bright start attracted several members out for Club flying, but only Dave in ‘OD’ represented the Private Owners, completing a very well timed Club 100k, landing just as the showers hit. Everyone got flown, some several times, before the increasingly gusty southwesterly made further flying ill-advised. As a footnote: can we make sure parachutes etc. are removed from Club gliders at the end of the day please – two were found in ‘P70’ this […]

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Wednesday 6th Sept

The solid stratus took its time to clear and the ridge only worked intermittently during the morning, which prevented Oli from succeeding in his 5-hour attempt. But by early afternoon it brightened up with some patchy thermal and a reliable ridge,. A fairly busy day’s instructing and everyone got flown by the time the hangar doors shut at 5:30. Several private owners launched, but in the end only Andy in 80 and Richard in 200 […]

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BGGC Strategic Plan

Within the next few days we hope to publish a strategic plan for the club, covering the projects and initiatives that the committee believe are the right ones to move the club forward.  This plan will be emailed to all members within the next 7 days, and copies placed in the members area of the clubhouse. We are intending to hold an all-club meeting on October 21st to establish whether the committee have support from […]

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Sunday 27th Aug – last day of Juniors

The final day of the Juniors and yet another contest day with an expertly set  193Km task that got all but four competitors home. in conditions that most described as ‘challenging’. Some Club pilots also completed the same or similar task, with Alison extending it to a 290K for the longest flight of the day. Congratulations to Finn Sleigh (3rd overall), Tom Arscott (2nd) who were beaten by our very own Jake Brattle. Thanks to […]

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Tues 8 Aug – no flying, but maintenance team busy

Ray P. (newly rejoined I’m pleased to announce) and Richard S. were busy on the clubhouse, patching the render and doing some temporary repairs to the guttering; they hope to have a coat of paint on ready for the Juniors. Julian delved into the network (with limited success). Steve N. was getting ready for the comps, Nalin worked on the accounts, Mate continued to give the hall & stairs a quick refresh.  Cafe nice and […]

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Sat 5th Aug – News from the Junior Worlds

Check out the latest results from the Juniors World Champs – 3 days out of 7 in Lithuania, so they are having a similar summer to us!  Good to see that consistent performance has put BGGC pilot Jake Brattle into 3rd place overall in the club class as he and teammate Tom Arscott had a good day today,.

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Tuesday 1st August

The forecast showers stayed just to the east and west and the Southwest wind remained just within the winch limits to enable a full days flying with even some local soaring. Several members turned up to try out the visiting Perkoz demonstrator and we had a busy day’s instructing with two logsheets filled. Congratulations to Tomasz Janikowski on his first solo. Sid

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Tues 25th July Task Week-Day 2

A better looking start to the day with low early Cu, however this dissipated to make it almost unsoarable locally until after midday. An extremely mixed soaring day ensued with very patchy climbs under what looked like good Cu, which got ever bigger as the day progressed to produce some isolated very heavy showers by late afternoon. Several people got round the 287k ‘A’ Class task of Bridgenorth-Hereford-Stratford, whch was won by Pete Startup (Northill) […]

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