25th / 26th January 2020

Saturday With a couple of trainees looking to fly Xtophe prepared the field when it was just flyable.  However by the time he was ready to launch the windmill had disappeared and the winch was fading from view.  So the toys went away. After that it became apparent that Kevin had got  the K21 into a state where it was ready to leave its place of warmth, hence so every thing came out including 2x […]

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Tuesday 21st Jan

Despite the frost, surprisingly warm in the bright sunshine and very picturesque flying, with fog in some of the valleys. One Trial Lesson, who we may well see again (he bought a logbook), two annual check flights for Brian and Simon did a circuit to keep current. Shame we didn’t have more trade. Sid

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Saturday 18th January 2020

For the first time in ages and ages we likely have  a number of flyable days in a row.  The BBC described it as the first substantial (1047 mbar) anti-cyclone since September. Steve Moss, Harry Bloxham and Norman Parry completed annual checks all having not flown in gliders for a little while.  All demonstrated they could still fly.  On the training front Peiman and Patrick both progressed.  A small handful of private gliders appeared, interesting […]

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Farnborough Airspace introduced in Feb

Sadly the new airspace around Farnborough comes into force on 27th Feb, This affects the area around Lasham,  Petersfield and Parham, so will potentially affect flights down to IoW and South Downs as well as anyone turning TP’s in the Lasham area. Please see the AIC here http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/aip/curre … 002_en.pdf  for the definitive details. The airspace on ASSelect has being updated  so please make sure you update your Oudie/LX or other moving maps with these changes. I believe […]

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12th January 2020

After a wet and slow start things picked up as the breeze reduced, the cloud cleared and the sun eventually came out. A handful of private pilots launched with Bath in mind.  One made it, another fired up and a third turned back short.  Jake visited flying a friend and ‘starring’ in some filming for a Glide Britain production. David Jesty conducted checks with Nick Wall while Ben Payne and I continued his BI training.  […]

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Thursday Evening – 9th Jan – Happy New Year

Happy 2020. Xtophe was still on his hols but the rest of Thursday evening team braved the appallingly wet & foggy weather with several missing the turn into the club & having to find somewhere to turn round & come back. Tim & Andy D had done the repairs to the K21 wing & aileron, then done any painting needed before Xmas. Both wings had been hard waxed for the first time in years so […]

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Merry Xmas Everyone!

Merry Xmas to all members, and sincere thanks to everyone who has helped keep the club running this year. To all the volunteers who helped instruct, winch launch, tow, run trial lessons, and all the other tasks round the launch point, to all who helped maintain, repair and fettle the aircraft, machinery, airfield and buildings, to the infrastructure teams working on things like finance, electrics, plumbing, health & safety, heating, PC’s, network, social media and […]

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AGM Saturday 14th Dec

Don’t forget the AGM is this Saturday at 4:00pm. This is an important chance for you to understand how the club is going and have your input on future direction. Please make every effort to attend.

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Thursday Evening – 12th Dec

In the cold & damp “Old” workshop, Pete, Andrew W & Tony worked on the buggies. In the cool Tug hangar Xtophe worked on the K21 tailplane In the warm Tug workshop Kevin cleaned the cockpit floors, cleaned all the control runs & re-applied lubrication to all the moveable bits of the control linkages. Andy D continued with masking the wing tip ready for painting. Coming in from the cold Xtophe checked the weight of […]

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Wed 11 Dec – the week so far

A small group of members braved the strong NW wind on Monday for a trip up the ridge – see facebook for some Video by Alan P’s passenger in 970. The work crew turned up on Wed although rain showers meant only Richard S worked outside (more rebuilding work on the wall), meanwhile Gill and Carol continued to tidy and clean the members kitchen, Graham and Julian decorated and Alan and Gordon undertook some plumbing […]

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