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Wednesday & Thursday 20 & 21 May

Wednesday was hot and blue to a maximum of around 3000 feet.  Most people found it unpleasantly hot in the air though reasonably soarable.  A weak cold front went through overnight and Thursday had cumulus at up to 4,500 feet with good thermals between 11.30 and 4.00 with a complete shutoff at 5.00 as the next front approached, preventing 500 Km but leaving plenty of time for 300.  All this was well forecast by Sid and others so I am ...
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Saturday 16 May 2020

We flew!  Well, those did who were lucky enough to be able to organise ourselves at very short notice and sufficiently experienced/in practice to be able to fly solo without check flights.  Hopefully we obeyed all the Covid 19 rules and will continue to do so to keep everyone safe.  Everyone I saw was behaving very sensibly and carefully.  I sincereley hope that the rules will soon be relaxed to allow all Club members to fly.  Andy Davis will no ...
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Blue skies on Wed, which unfortunately stayed that way for much of the day! Good to see more of those members who can getting back current. We've ... See more

1 week ago
British Gliding Association

We're very conscious that the existing COVID19 restrictions are resulting in our less experienced pilots having to wait a bit longer to fly...

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British Gliding Association

As we restart limited flying at BGGC here is some reading.

Note that at the moment we're only running a limited operation, no training or visitors ... See more

Not flown for a while?
This document is the perfect way to remind yourself how you got through last season without a scratch - please read it before ... See more

2 weeks ago
British Gliding Association

Latest from the BGA about their discussion with the CAA and DfT about the potential to re-start gliding in the near future.

BGA News - restarting gliding update

3 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

Due to the current situation, we have decided to postpone the Club Class Nationals until 25th July and remain hopeful for a return to the skies prior ... See more

3 weeks ago

Please note that from 7th May 2020 the club office will only be staffed Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-4pm. This will last while current Covid19 related ... See more

1 month ago
BGA online pilot radio licence course - Pilot & Club Info

Great chance to brush up your radio techniques whether you have a licence already or not

The new BGA radio telephony course for glider pilots is now online. ...

1 month ago
British Gliding Association

Of course personal safety and well-being during the national COVID19 emergency is everyones priority. Gliding can wait.

In due course, we’ll all ... See more

1 month ago
London Gliding Club

For those of you interested in the history of gliding here is a talk from our friends at Dunstable about the early days - open to non-members

We are re-launching our previous Winter Wednesday lecture series via an online web meeting. The first event will be this Wednesday April 1st at ... See more

1 month ago
British Gliding Association

In case you've not seen it here is a link to the BGA lecture series. First one was very good, with a nice plug for flying from Nympsfield from Jake...

Seminar catch up service.

2 months ago
British Gliding Association

Of course personal safety and well-being during the national COVID19 emergency is everyones priority. Gliding can wait.

In due course, we’ll all ... See more

2 months ago

As you can see in the post before this the BGGC are suspending flying activity as of 22nd March 2020 due to the latest guidance on Corvid-19. We ... See more

2 months ago

Reflecting the rapidly worsening Coronavirus Covid-19 situation, the recent hardening of government guidance on social distancing for everybody and ... See more

2 months ago
Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response - GOV.UK

Coronavirus.
In light of updated government recommendations and BGA guidance to Clubs relating to the Coronavirus pandemic, we regret that activity ... See more

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2 months ago

We sincerely regret that due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus the Old Flying Club Cafe is closing from 18th March until further ... See more

2 months ago
Dedicated Learning Weeks : Bristol & Gloucestershire Gliding Club

We're pleased to welcome Larry back as our professional instructor for the season. Larry will be instructing mid-week from Mon 16th March onwards. ... See more

Dedicated Learning Weeks The Learning Week Programme offers members of the BGGC (or other BGA gliding clubs) the opportunity to arrange to fly on an ... See more

2 months ago

Hiya - I'm trying to get in contact with Gerry Martin a glider pilot how i know flew with this club - please can anyone help - pm me

3 months ago
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We're pleased to announce that the Club Class Nationals WILL go ahead at Nympsfield this summer with Andy Davis as Championship Director. Please note ... See more

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