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May 2020 – a successful, albeit limited, return

For those fortunate enough to be able to fly, May has seen a successful return to flying.  Some great weather allowed BGGC pilots to log nearly 22,000 Km of XC on the ladder – plus of course another few thousand Km which didn’t make it onto the ladder. Several badge flights were completed and over the last weekend and many flights broke the 100kph mark as we saw weather that several members compared to the legendary summer of 1976. In ...
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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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621 VGS Historic Flight

Delivered to 87 Gliding School (GS) 28 Feb 1953 and ending its service career on 22 Aug 1985 having served the entire time with the same GS which was ... See more

1 week ago

The DG505 will join the ASK21 this weekend as we extend our 2-seat flying. Members must read and comply with the Risk Assessment (on the club ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club's post

A blustery Sunday with heavy passing showers but we managed to get the ASK21 out to test the new Covid screen. This approved modification separates ... See more

1 month ago
British Gliding Association

COVID19 is a serious business - but its good to keep smiling through these difficult times.

Hopefully not too long now before we can move forward ... See more

1 month ago

2 Weeks In......
It is now nearly 2 weeks since we restarted flying at Nympsfield - a detailed update has been sent out to members and can be found ... See more

1 month ago

Work continues today on the "baby" Grob as the maintenance team carry on with the preparations needed to get the club fleet ready for when we can ... See more

1 month ago
Bath Wilts & North Dorset Gliding Club

We're getting things going again in the age of Covid19.

One full week of operating behind us and we're getting the hang of social distancing on an ... See more

1 month ago

We have today learnt that a brilliant friend to the gliding community, Wayne Seeley, has sadly passed away.

Wayne was a talented paraglider pilot ... See more

1 month ago

On a sadder note the BGGC has reluctantly decided to cancel the Club Class nationals scheduled for July/Aug. Competitors have been sent a longer ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Bristol and Gloucestershire Gliding Club's post

What a weekend! Some great flights over the last week, Trevor set a what we think is a new club record for the Northernmost turning point in a ... See more

1 month ago

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 month 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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1 month ago
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

1 month 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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. ...

3 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

3 months 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

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