Flying

Sunday 11th August 2019 – Another tough day as a duty instructor.

Firstly congratulations to former member Jake Brattle and regular visitor Finn Sleigh for their 1 -2 in the Junior World Championship.  Both are flying in the Nationals starting at NYM next weekend. Todays flying never looked like it would happen given the brisk Sw’ly and the regular showers so had to cancel the Trial Lessons.  The right decision as it never really cleared up. Xtophe provided an XC briefing ...
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Thu / Fri / Sat

Thursday Evening Work progressed on the Big Grob trailer. Less metal being cut away more metal being added. Meanwhile in the hangar the canopies of the DG were polished and the capping tape on the mylar of the port wing was scraped away. Various Pizza & cheesecake were consumed at the end. Friday evening With Graham away in sunny Yorkshire Alam M drove the winch again & Kevin instructed. A ...
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Club News and Social

Monday 15 July

Firstly many thanks for Ian Hey for having his arm twisted to come and tow and to Gordon for winching on his day off and clearing Brian to winch.  This enabled the rest of us to fly.  Many of the experienced pilots winged a lot at the low cloud base (1800′ at the start) and abandoned tasks to come home.  Oli flew 300 and Ben flew nearly 200 while flying ...
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Saturday 29th June

Lots of sun, blue skies and hot, very hot.  Who doesn’t welcome weather like this? Well, apart from the school girl who runs Extinction Rebellion and wants to ban cars, aeroplanes and and make everyone adopt an Amish lifestyle, me. Not because I want to return to the 18th century, but because the air-conditioning under the rear canopy of a K21 doesn’t prevent you from being slowly barbequed when the ...
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