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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Wednesday 25 October

A very pleasant sunny day.  We flew 8 Bristol University Aerodynamics students which kept Dave Ascroft’s and my brains working overtime.  Two Ka8s were in the air at once.  A little soaring was done and a good time was had by all.  Geralyn towed and thanks to everyone who helped. Sunday 22 October was a busy ridge day but with the wave generally out of phase with the ridge it wasn’t nearly as good as […]

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Sat 21st Oct – Planning Meeting results

Many thanks to the 60+ members who attended the planning meeting, plus all of those who put in their proxy votes allowing us to get views from 75 members in all.  We had a very constructive discussion on the overall strategic plan for the club and in the voting 99% of votes were in favour of the plan overall with support for the individual sections over 90% for each area. The meeting finished early (must […]

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Sat 21st Oct – Planning Meeting

Just (another!) reminder of the planning meeting this saturday for all members. Start time is 17:00, and  the Cafe will be doing members food from the end of the meeting (scheduled for 20:00). Please come along and have your say – this is an important discussion for the future of the club.

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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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