15 May 2013
Several good and deserving bids for the Neville Anderson award were received this year. After some deliberation the Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the award this year goes to Finn Sleigh. The presentation will be on Saturday May 18th at 10:30 in the club house. Congratulations to Finn.
The purpose of the Neville Anderson Young Pilot Award is to recognise and encourage enthusiastic cadets and young pilots by making an annual financial award in memory of Neville Anderson who loved to fly. The award is donated by Neville’s wife, Anna-Maria Anderson and Neville’s sister, Delphine de Groot.
09 April 2013
During the summer the club operates regular weekly evening flying sessions starting at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These are mainly aimed at pre-solo and early solo pilots who wish to continue their training on a regular basis in the normally calm conditions of a summer's evening. The Thursday session starts on April 18th and the Tuesday session starts on April 23rd.
If you'd like to join in, come along at 6pm. If you'd like more to know more see Evening flying under Learn to fly gliders on the website or contact:
For Tuesdays: Andrew Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For Thursdays: Colin Cownden (email@example.com)
23 March 2013
Once again Robert Theil and Andy Beatty will be running a 5-day cross country course every month during the summer from April to September (see the Diary for dates).
These are a great way to improve your cross country flying skills whatever your current level of experience. Robert and Andy will be setting tasks for beginners, intermediates and for aspiring Gold pilots. Coaching in a K21 and a Duo Discus (Turbo!) will be available. And, if there is enough interest, they are up for a lead and follow exercise.
There's no need to book, just turn up and have some great flying.
If you'd like any more info, contact either Robert or Andy.
05 March 2013
The Interclub League is a good opportunity, especially for Novices, to take part in a competition which is run in a relaxed atmosphere. If you've not come across it before, it is an informal national competition held on weekends with clubs being divided into local leagues and the winning club from each league going forward to a final held towards the end of the summer. Each club fields a team of three pilots on each day of the weekend, a Novice, an Intermediate and a Pundit.
The Interlub League dates for the 2013 season are as follows:
- Hus Bos -- 4th/5th and 6th of May
- Gransden -- 18th/19th of May
- Wittering -- 8th/9th of June
- Dunstable -- 29th/30th of June
A Novice is anyone who:
At the beginning of April 2012 has not flown a 300 km as P1 in the UK.
- Has not entered more than 1 Regionals
- Has not flown a 500km as P1
- Novices may fly any glider with a handicap of not more than 100.
An Intermediate is anyone who:
- Has not flown a 750km as P1 in the UK
- Has not finished in the top 50% in any Nationals in the last 10 years.
Anyone may fly as a Pundit.
Pilots need to provide their own crews and anyone wanting to fly a club glider will need permission from the Committee in advance.
Anyone wishing to take part or wanting further information should contact Julian Bayford on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01799 530829.