After a light covering of snow the weather cleared to a blustery westerly. A select group of single seaters – Andy D, Richard & Gill, Dave A. and Dave P. all braved the conditions for a bit of ridge running. Most went down to Bath, while Andy took his JS1 up to LCL for the first 300km of the year! Martin T. drove the tug and demonstrated the capabilities of the Eurofox in handling some […]
The promised sunshine never materialised, so trial lessons had to be postponed. A marginal cloud base and cold day, but the instructing and winching team persisted with lots of cable break practice and a change of ends. The cafe started on it’s Winter Sunday lunches and lots of members and visitors left well filled with roast beef and/or gammon – not to mention the crumble.
The sky was low and the wind across the field from the South. So no flying. So much maintenance was done. In the main hangar, 271 had a test fitting of its new panel from Jimmy and Nick, HXM got a new radio and 2nd battery and MY also got a new radio. Thanks to Jake David P and Xtophe. New winch master Seb and Owen looked at winch wiring. Neil and helpers worked on […]
As many members will be aware Brize and Oxford are attempting to introduce airspace that will treble their volume of controlled airspace, blocking our routes to Bicester and Cambridgeshire, making Enstone out of bounds for gliders and compressing traffic through the Oxford area into a dangerously small volume of airspace. If successful this will seriously compromise cross country from Nympsfield and Aston Down. See http://bggc.co.uk/members/club-operations/brize-norton-oxford-acp for the latest news and reference material.
The first flying day of the year and not a bad one at that with clear skies and a moderate and at times quite strong North Easterly. Not a huge list, the Uni students are not really back yet, however a number of check flights, a couple of trial lessons and a few ab-initio pilots kept Alan and myself busy. Trevor and some visitors from Northill disappeared to Wales and the Malverns respectively. I know […]
A wet and windy Xmas in store – but all the best to all members, visitors, guests, cafe, flying and office staff at the BGGC. Let’s hope for a a wave filled spring and a great summer !
A good day was had with a total of 23 winch launches provided by Ollie Summerell. Thanks Ollie. Jimmy Young and Alan Moorcroft completed their annual winch launch checks and Bryn Clarke had 5 training flights. Two private gliders came out to play and the K8 was also flying all day. Well done to Ben Payne who managed to contact wave or ridge lift on the last Ka8 flight and stayed up for the longest […]
A cold evening working in the “Old” workshop & hangar. Martin & Tony took the opportuity to re-attach the canopy latch to EKF. Hopefully the canopy will now stay on when we get the wings back. Xtophe & Peter changed the vario in the back of the DG, hopefully this will resolve the problems we’ve had in flight. Ian H sorted out some paperwork in the Tug Hangar office. Carol & Kevin cooked traditional Xmas […]
Only a few brave souls ventured up to the club. RK took some photos as the mist came down – maybe we need a GPS waypoint to find the caravan site! A few more photos from Dan are on our Facebook site
A Sunny day. 24 people on the Flying list. A cold day. A soarable day for 7 K8 drivers including two new ones – Daniel and Alex. 6 trial lessons. Annual checks. A full team consisting of Nick and Steve Moss launching and David, Simon and Steve instructing helped by Kevin, Xtophe and Greg allowing 49 club flights. Thanks to Carol and Kevin for building a third two seater by midday. The Winch Team solved […]