The following dates are booked. If you want to make use of them email either Dan or Robin in the usual way. Please note that you should be at the club for the 0830 daily briefing if you put yourself down for a training slot.
Sun 29 Jul
William, Matt, Jan, Isaac
Sat 4 Aug to Sun 12 Aug
Club Class Nationals – You will be able to camp on site from Friday 3rd to Sunday 12th or just turn up daily. There should be adhoc opportunities to fly during the week.
Sat 18 Aug
Mon 27 Aug
September planned dates: 1, 9, 16, 22, 30
The day finally arrived for Ben today, he did a very nice first solo in EPD and another soon after. Well done.
Congratulations to Laurence Allen on completing his Silver on Sunday 12th August. The flight was in HCV. The trace below shows the route of the flight and the second diagram the height profile of the flight.
The flight declaration was LBZ – ENS – WOB -DUN, 124km. This flight also qualifies for the 100km Diploma parts 1 and 2 by completing it at a handicapped speed of 68 kph.
This shows the climbs made by Laurence. Having completed the silver distance during the declared flight, he then went down, deliberately, to mark a low point of 1900′ before climbing North of Milton Keynes to 6350′ easily giving him Silver Height. Then landing 5 hours and 10 minutes after take-off gave him the final element, Silver Duration.
As a bonus the flight also qualifies for the BGA 100km diploma. Great flight on a great day.
From left to right; William, Alec, Morgan, Tom and Avishka
Congratulations to Dan Comerford and Seb Routledge who both did their first solo’s during the half term week.
The cadet challenge is back for 2016! This year it will be on the 9th and 10th August and will be hosted by Nene Valley Gliding Club at Upwood.
The competition will be between cadets from LGC, Bicester, Cambridge and Nene Valley GCs.
LGC are the current holders of the trophy so let’s make sure that we win it again!
More details to follow….