Several members have indicated that they would like more social events at the club, so the following dates have been earmarked. Closer to the time there will be more detail about what will take place. It could be a “Bring your own”, Hotpot supper, BBQ, Bonfire party. Events will appear on the Members Diary, details will appear in the Newsletter and Notices will be put up in the clubhouse nearer the time in order for you to mark your intention to assist or attend so that we have an idea of numbers for catering. Friends and Family are welcome at these events.
- Saturday 11th April [ possible easter egg hunt if there are enough small people in attendance ]
- Saturday 23rd May [ End of Flying Week 1 ]
- Saturday 20th June [ End of Flying Week 2 ]
- Saturday 18th July [ End of Flying Week 3 ]
- Saturday 22nd August [ End of Flying Week 4 ]
- Saturday 29th August [ Bank Holiday weekend ]
- Saturday 31st or 7th November [ Bonfire Party ]
As with all such events, your help, and Lime Cheesecake is always welcome.
The club Flying Weeks have now been set.
This year we will be holding 4 weeks of continuous flying, one per month.
We will not be having any emphasis on a particular aspect of training and all four will be for general training, although soaring instruction will take place if conditions are suitable.
Each week will cater for up to 4 students (instructor numbers dependent) and will be run by a lead instructor, assisted wherever possible by other instructor(s). Other club members may turn up and have instructional flights where there is excess capacity. Although extra people will be needed to run the field!
Club single seaters will be available for those not on the student list.
Dates for the weeks are as follows.
- May 18-22
- June 15-19
- July 13-17
- August 17-21
They will commence at 17:30 each Saturday
- Feb 15: Graham Stanford – Meteorology 1 (Macro Weather Systems)
- Feb 22: Chris Fox – Instrumentation and RT Procedures
- Feb 29: Ian Carrick – P of F 1 (Lift, Drag, Performance)
- Mar 7: Mike Fox – Air Law & Recommended Practices
- Mar 14: Graham Stanford – Met 2 (Micro Weather Systems)
- Mar 21: Mike Fox – Airmanship
- Mar 28: Ian Carrick – P of F 2 (Glider Design and Stability)
- Apr 4: Paul Whitters – Human Performance & Limitations
- Apr 11: Pete Gill – Glider Maintenance
Please note that ONLY ONE TRAINING SESSION should be booked in advance for normal flying days (ie Weekends and Wednesdays.) This is to allow all members equal opportunities to book sessions with the duty instructors.
It is also important to turn up whenever you have booked in as, even if flying isn’t possible, the duty instructor will be there to offer any ground instruction. If you are unable to come on a booked date, please remove your name from the diary immediately so another member can take up the session.
The single session limit doesn’t apply to the flying weeks, but first check with the organising instructors or diary to find out the aims of the week. (Some weeks have the main focus on soaring tasks and basic instruction may not be available.)
Existing members should mention all of this to new members whenever they explain use of the Club’s on-line diary.