Sunday 26th July

A flyable day interspersed with a few showers and surprisingly rough for a Southwesterly. Thanks to Alison for standing in to Instruct while I and a few others rigged P70 to complete its Annual. Our only two pupils were flown to a standstill and lack of further interest stopped play by 15:00. Thanks also to Gavin for winching and Steve for standing by in case the tug was required. Sid

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Share in 970 for sale

Fancy visiting new parts of the UK? Nimbus 3dt “970” has been based at Nymspfield for many years and provided it’s various owners with the chance to tour far flung places of the UK. A share is now for sale, contact Alan Price or Trevor Stuart at the club. Half Share in Nimbus 3DT ‘970’: £35,000. Based at Nympsfield in its own custom hangar + trailer. Turbo 2-seater with a bucketload of performance for a reasonable […]

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Saturday 11th July

With a very good forecast there was a full grid. And some were very eager to go with the first aerotow at 9.30am before we could even tow the DG505 to the launch point. A 777km, 2 600, various 500 and a Silver badge flights were flown, check the ladder for details. Locally the weather varied during the day with a period of over-development around lunchtime. Still a lot of P2 were flown. The 2020 […]

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Midweek Flying

Monday saw a busy launchpoint, with a sky that could’ve looked better! Many members completed what became challenging tasks, with one ‘paying his respects to Broadway!’, and arriving back in his trailer! I am now back for mid-week training, and had a couple of productive days with Dave Parsons and Rick Elliott – both completing annual launch failures, aswell as some refresher training.   Please don’t be shy, and start planning your return to training […]

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4th July – 2 Seat flying, Larry & Gordon due back

We will extend 2 seat flying from this weekend, with both the DG505 and and ASK21 available for instructional flights – no Trial Flights just yet as we want to concentrate on existing and new club members. Larry and Gordon will return (under the flexible furlough scheme) from Monday 6th July; Welcome back from all of us! We’re also glad to say we have had several new members join. Please note: Members who wish to […]

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28 June – the ASK21 returns (with restrictions!)

A blustery SW with heavy showers did’nt stop our CFI and Chairman from testing FYV with it’s new Covid-19 cockpit screen installed. The handover and sanitization process needs careful attention but at least we have a form of dual flying back in action. Things ought to get a little easier in early July when the next phase of relaxations arrive, but in the meanwhile there is a chance of some refresher flights, as detailed in […]

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Chairmans Update 19 June 2020

The latest email update has been sent to members and is available on the website here. Work is underway to introduce 2-seat flying and instruction in a managed environment. As well as potential changes in government guidance there are technical developments which will enable the installation of a screen in the ASK21 to allow instructional flying to take place. Obviously this will need to be carefully managed to ensure Covid risks are contained, but it’s […]

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Thursday Evening – 18th June

Despite the heavy rain the Thursday evening party turned up. Andrew W & Pete F worked on the K21 trailer, ready for when 2-seater flying restarts (No firm date yet). Kevin worked on CMN, cleaning the wings & taking the seat pan & cockpit floor out. Xtophe looked at Sid’s hole in the top of the fin of P70  

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Thursday Evening – 11th June- Welcome back!

With Kevin no longer ferluffed, so unable to work on the fleet during the day, Thursday evenings have restarted. Pete F & Andrew W worked on the buggies & K21 trailer in the “old” workshop one at either end. Kevin was doing some preparation work for the blue K8 Annual ARC (CMN for our newer members). An increasingly hairy Xtophe looked at the increasingly hairy AD on the big Grob elevator pushrod. The K8 will […]

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