Thursday 10 May 18

The best day of the year so far.  I arrived at 9.00 and was 12th on the grid!  It was highly soarable by 11.00 with the cloud base rising from 3000 to 5000 above site and some spectacular climbs.  Most people who went cross country went down to the Lasham area and then to the Mynd for around 400 km.  500 was the furthest flown.  Jordan did his first tow from Nympsfield when the wind […]

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Thursday Evening 15th March

Maintenancewise just a few bits of paperwork and a FLARM upgrade to finish the annual on P70. Its old ARC has not yet expired so it can now be flown. (New ARC arriving shortly) That’s the 2-seater fleet done for another year. Many thanks to Tim & his team for the DG505. Many, many thanks to Sid for most of the work on P70, for organising tasks for the rest of us and for the […]

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Wednesday 7th March

A pleasant if chilly and eventually breezy day with some briefly useable thermal interspersed with the occasional shower, which tempted ‘140’ and ‘CZ’out for some local soaring. Dave, Greg and I managed to fly all the 15-strong group of Aerospace students, plus several normal instructional flights between us, using the two available 2-seaters. A busy day..! Thanks to Douggie for winching and Chris for tugging.  Sid

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A Snowy Saturday

Very quiet day at the club today. With the snow over the recent days, most of the airfield (and facilities) were covered in snow. Christophe and myself commenced with digging snow. In some places the snow was as high as a metre or so. The front doors were blocked by snow and there was snow inside the winch palace (somehow). There was also a leak in the tug hangar which we sweeped out. Hopefully we […]

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Tuesday 30th Jan

A rather quiet day but bright and sunny with a light breeze and perfectly useable. The K8 got a lot of circuit practice and returning member Michael was flown to a standstill in the DG. Thanks to Steve T & Steve W for fixing the winch and then again to Steve W (plus Douggie later) for driving it. Sid

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Saturday 23/12/17

A very quiet today. A small group gathered in the morning, with most dispersing by midday. The fog and mist eliminated all hopes of flying.   Myself and Seb continued to work on the winches for some maintenance. The truck beacons now work and winch 1 has some bright new lights. Richard and Ray cut up some trees, thanks to both.       Happy Xmas and best wishes for the new year to all. […]

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Sat 17th Dec – AGM

A busy day flying was followed by a successful AGM. Dan reminded us of all the achievements, highlights (and some lowlights) for 2017. Nalin presented the results of a successful financial year and facilitated an informative discussion on the club’s finances long term. All the vacancies on the committee were filled (the committee page will be updated shortly) and we ended the evening with a mountain of food from the cafe. Many thanks for the […]

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Thursday 30th November

Disappointingly slow start given the ideal conditions for time of year, but HXM, EKF and MY all made use of the ridge boosted thermal with flights of long duration. Rik was flown to a standstill in P70 and welcome the return of Alan Moorcroft after a 2-year break who demonstrated he’d not forgotten how to fly. Sid

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AGM – 16th December

A date for your diaries – which will be confirmed shortly with a formal notification. Our 2017 AGM is planned for Sat 16th December. As per the club rules the committee comes up for re-election at each AGM, we expect that this year 3 members will not be offering themselves for re-election and there are potential vacancies for the posts of Vice Chairman, Operations/Marketing and Estates. The members standing down will continue to do one […]

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Winch Drivers Needed

Hi all,   As we get closer to winter, now is the perfect time to start winch training. We currently have 3 new trainees well on the way to becoming winch drivers, but we are still searching for more. Each day of driving the winch will get you free flying!    To drive the winch, you must be over 16 years of age. There are no other requirements.   To start your training, please contact winchmaster@bggc.co.uk. You will get […]

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