Sunday 14th April

I have never felt so lonely on the grid as today – the only Private Owner..! Despite the ghastly-looking sky and cold brisk southeasterly, it proved remarkably soarable from midday onward. Alison Instructed – quite a busy day from that point of view. Carol Trial-lessoned and Graham tugged. Many thanks to Greg for stepping in to Winch for most of the day – and then help with instructing. Sid

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Thursday Evening 11th April

A productive(ish) evening. Tim & Xtophe proceeded with the glass repair on the underside of MY. Tony & Kevin changed the tailwheel of the baby Grob. Pete F worked on the buggies Andy W cooked The most common reason for tailwheel tubes failing is starting the day with the tyre soft. Please make sure there is air in the tyre as part of the DI. This would be much easier if the foot pump that […]

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Juniors Winter Series 6th/7th April

Saturday. A number of flights into Wales and the Malvern Hills for the visiting juniors.  Thanks to Trevor (3x flights) and Tim and James plus other visiting two seaters.   Some enjoyed the entertainment of a trip to Usk. Busy training with 7-8 two seaters operating. Thanks to Gordon, Fred and others for driving the winch and to Ian Hay and others for the Eurofox launches. Sunday. Visibility was the problem today.  Despite this we […]

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Thursday Evening 4th April

End of the tax year & end of this year’s Annual / ARC cycle. Ian H & Dave cooper progressed the repair to the the LS4 undercarriage doors. Kevin worked on the tailplane. Andy W looked at the battery fittings on the DG505 Tony pottered around. Carol cooked. The LS4 is the last annual in the fleet this year & is pretty much ready to go when the fuselage repair is complete. Many thanks to […]

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Thursday 7th March

A couple of Private owners decided it was too gusty to tempt them to try the west ridge – they were right..! After one shortish refresher flight in 913 with the ridge working intermittently, we packed up as it became definitely too rough and started to rain. Sid

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Sun 3rd March – Website changes

A windy and wet airfield so the “IT crowd” made some changes to the Website so it now uses “https” for improved security.  Hopefully you will not see any difference (although there may be a few minor glitches until all is resolved & you may need to refresh some of your browser pages); moving to https both encrypts user data and also improves google search ratings. Elsewhere Sponsored Cadet interviews continued & Christophe and Greg […]

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Saturday 2nd March

After some gloom generated by a forecast wind of 35kts at 300’ above the airfield we actually had a good days flying in a brisk and bumpy WSW. 3 2-seaters flying and both ridge flying and a few annual checks done. Everyone flew who wanted to. Had to put the toys away when the wind backed to south of SW.

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Evening Party – Thursday 28th Feb

End of February, end of the Big Grob Annual. Kevin fitted new placards (courtesy of Sid), Ian finished off the ARC, P70 is now back in a flyable state. Meanwhile work started on the Annual for the club LS4 (MY) with Xtophe, Dave P, Andy W all working under the watchful eye of Tony G. Seat pan has come out & rudder removed. Carol cooked  

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Sunday 24th February

A much more productive day than yesterday.  Most of the available toys out by 10:00.  The fog filled Severn valley looked great for the early flights. Graham and I instructed with some help from Steve.  A mixture of checks, instruction and solo flying including Matt’s first K8 flight and Ben’s introduction to the LS4, the start of his preparation for the Juniors. Oli progressed his BI Preparation although not as much as I hoped as […]

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