The low cloud never really lift and by 11.30 all flying interest had waned. Most activities were in the hangars with the annual of EKF, polishing of 264 and ASI calibration of P70.
Monday saw Andy Davis take his JS1 up to Long Mynd and back for the first thermal XC of the year. Tuesday was cloudy but Nalin & Julian kept busy in the office working on the new FreeFlight system for members accounts. Wednesday provided sunshine and brisk Southerly winds, delaying launching of the University Aerospace students, but eventually the team got them airborne. Meanwhile the Wednesday crew finished clearing up the brambles and overgrowth from […]
Frocester Hill and all the roads from the crossroads at the top of the hill are now open, so club can be accessed without major cross country orienteering excercise! All we need now is for the rain to stop!
Saturday, A good ridge day with picturesque views of the snowy Cotswolds. Sid sorted out the inspection of the underside of 913 so two 2-seaters were flying most of the day. Various instructors sat in the back and the front seats were occupied by BGGC P2s and visitors attracted by the Junior Team’s presentations. Alison flew her LS4 climbing from the ridge into wave. Kevin had a couple of attempts to start the Turbo (920) […]
The snowy forecast put off a few of the normal party but we were supplemented by Simon Cooksey. Simon, Ian & Xtophe started the annual on the Big Grob, newly returned from its holiday in Poland. Peter moved indoors to help with the Grob rather than the buggies for once. Kevin fiddled with the back end of the K8 & ticked off a few more boxes on the BGA Annual form. With the snow holding […]
As some of you know Gill and Richard returned from their adventures in the Antarctic a couple of weeks ago. They have some great suggestions for new clubhouse accommodation……
Work continued on the K8 (CMN) At the front end Ian H continued with the various inspections for the Annual At the back Xtophe continued with the refit of fin & rudder after the Glue inspection. In the cold tug hangar Dave Cooper worked on the bits that stick out either side. In the even colder MT shed Peter Fabian & Andy W worked on the Golf buggies In the relative warm of the Kitchen […]
Poor vis, a relatively low cloudbase, light SE’ly and cool conditions welcomed the determined. Jacob checked out the K8 and progressed his aerotowing. Matthew flew until he ran out of steam, he’ll be solo soon. Jake and Kevin instructed and Xtophe drove the winch. Steve jockeyed the Eurofox. In the workshop the Duo underwent its ARC with the engine giving up some secrets. Greg.
Ray, Graham, Julian and Nick turned up on a cold & sometimes wet Wednesday to continue the maintenance work. After preparing with hot drinks in the cafe we managed to finish the concrete top on the first segment of the wall and get it covered just before the next batch of rain arrived. Then it was time for hot soup and sandwiches!
The sky looked full of wave as I drove up the M5. Sadly it had overcast by the time we get the toys out but we could see the sun shine in some gaps over the Forest of Dean. The ridge was working well with hints of wave. Seb and Graham provided launches and Gavin and Steve helped with the instructing. Mid afternoon the ridge ceased working and the cloud base descended putting stop to […]