Flying

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 ...
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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 ...
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Club News and Social

Club Class Nationals

As competitors will have seen we have reluctantly decided that it is not feasible to run the Comps this year. Reviews by the committee and BGA have looked at likely government guidance and legislation, and the risks and challenges of running a Covid-Safe organisation. As well as protecting the competitors we need to consider club members, comps organisation, staff and visitors. Any competition also places demands on the local environment ...
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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 ...
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Other News

Chairmans Update 5th June 2020

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 here. We’ve managed to get just over half the membership airborne, including the vast majority of instructors and post-Silver C pilots. Winch launching re-started last week with volunteer operations within a closely managed environment, and we’ve developed safe and distanced operating processes for all the ...
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October Dates for the Diary

Just a reminder, as notified in recent emails, please reserve two dates for your diary in October
  • Saturday 12th Oct 2019 at 6:00 pm there will be a formal General Meeting to discuss and vote on the future direction for aero-tow provision at Nympsfield
  • Saturday 19th Oct 2019 at 6:00 pm there will be an informal meeting to discuss how we structure volunteer assistance to launching, use of rota’s, ...
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