Thursday Evening Party 14th March.

Christophe, Dave P and Andrew W worked on MY some bits glued on and some bits removed to be glued back later.  Ian H sorted out the paperwork. Tony G and Pete F worked on buggies. Ian cooked chilli with a chocolate cake to finish, we still seem to be missing two washing up bowls?

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Thursday 21st Feb

The wind wasn’t as far south as forecast and the low cloud broke quite quickly to a very pleasant spring-like afternoon which enabled three members to complete their annual checks and one prospective new member to have his Trial lesson. We packed up fairly early due to lack of further interest. Hon Chair completed the Annual on ‘EKF’, which is now back in service. Sid

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Thur 14th Feb

The very low cloud cleared to a beautiful bright warm afternoon, but sadly no interest in flying by then. There was a leaving presentation to Divya together with a magnificent ‘leaving’ cake provided by the Café, arranged by Gordon ‘The Winch’. We wish Divya all the best for the future. Sid

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Wednesday 6th Feb

Low murky stratus soon cleared so Dave and I could fly the handful of Aerospace Students. HXM did a couple of circuits and Gordon ‘the Winch’ had a short soaring flight in ‘913’. We packed up at 14:00 as there was no other trade. Gill & Richard were finishing the Annual on ‘200’ and the Wednesday crew were clearing some undergrowth. Sid

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Wet Wednesday (5th Dec)

Damp and dismal on the field but the team were busy in the “old” workshop, with the odd break to try the Cafe’s excellent Turkey, Stuffing & Bacon sandwiches! Julian and Alan P. painted, Richard K. tiled, Gill cleaned windows, Richard S. did some walling then came inside to sort out various bits and pieces and the general clean and tidy up continued. The new battery area needs electrics sorting but will hopefully be back in use […]

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Thursday 22nd Nov

A bright and frosty start, but with awful visibility that just got more awful. Despite this the baby Grob did a couple of circuits and even ’81’ came out for some of the same. Tim and I managed to fly eight of the ten Aerospace students, plus one club member, but I aborted the ninth student flight at 600ft when rather solid cloud suddenly developed beneath us..! Thanks to everyone who helped. Sid

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Wed 21st … another brick in the wall ?

A sharp snow shower greeted the Wednesday work crew, and a dull morning meant no flying (apart from a late afternoon sortie by the Venture). It did brighten up after lunch and allowed the builders to get the new battery area door and window installed, while others tidied up the clubhouse, fixed the recalcitrant ASI calibration kit,  gathered up all the stores of paint and decorating tools ready for next week, and other minor tasks […]

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Wed 14th Nov

Nine Aerospace students to fly in the rather brisk southerly. A bit of a difficult start with solid cloud at 2000ft and only a few breaks, but eventually it cleared with even some southerly wave to be had and Tim and I got them all flown. The Wednesday maintenence team were also hard at work all day knocking a new doorway into the workshop supervised by Ray. Sid

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Sun 4th and Mon 5th Nov – ARC Time!

A wet Sunday allowed us to de-rig the DG505 and start the ARC a day early. A substantial group of volunteers (too numerous to mention everyone) joined Tim on the two days and Monday afternoon saw the glider rigged and back in the hanger with just a couple of minor jobs and the inevitable paperwork to finish off on Tuesday, ready to be air tested (by Tim again) flying Students on Wednesday. Many thanks to […]

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Fund Raising and Donations

Did you know you could be generating free cash for the club at no cost to yourself?  The BGGC are running two schemes for generating additional revenue, using our CASC status. We can reclaim tax on member “donations”, including donated expenses for travel costs when carrying out voluntary work, and we are participating in a scheme where online retailers (including Amazon, M&S, John Lewis and Sainsburys) will donate a small %age of your spend to […]

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