Inter Club Cadet Challenge!

The Inter Club Cadet Challenge was hosted by Bicester this week, where the LGC team of Tom R, Jack, Joe, Harry and Simon took on teams of cadets from Cambridge, Weston and Bicester.

The LGC team came a credible 2nd (only 12 points behind the winners from Bicester) in the challenge which was to stay in the air for an exact amount of time with  points being awarded up to the time limit, for altitude gained and points being deducted for time over the limit. LGCs best effort came from Harry who climbed to 5200 feet (up to the airspace limit) and was only 2 minutes short of the allotted time. Joe and Tom also converted to the K8.

Everyone appeared to have fun and had an opportunity to meet with cadets from other clubs, with this possibly becoming an annual event.

The below are pictures taken over the 2 days.

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Dunstable Regionals 2013

The Dunstable Regionals start on Saturday 17th August. As you all know the cadet help is invaluable to keep the comp running smoothly from setting up for the morning briefing to launching the grids (up to 60 gliders in an hour!).

The usual camping area will be available and sure there will be a good social element too. Hopefully there will be opportunities to fly in gliders, and possibly even tugs on some retrieves.

If you are free to help out, please can you email Dan, Robin and Director Andy Sampson to let them know the dates you hope to be at the club so that initial arrangements can start to be made. Andy hopes to also have a meet up with you on the Friday evening before hand to chat about the week ahead.


The grids waiting to go (Photo: David White)

Inter Cadet Challenge

The Inter Cadet Challenge, which is a mini competition between the cadets at LGC, Cambridge, Bicester and Weston on the Green takes place at Bicester on the 7th and 8th August.

Hopefully you should have all received the email from Dan with the details, so if it takes your fancy please let Tom Russell know who is organisisng the LGC team.

It will be a good opportunity to meet and compete against the cadets from other clubs, and there will be a social BBQ on the evening of the 7th.

Further details to follow….

In the mean time, todays pic is from Clem Allen, soaring over Leighton Buzzard.


So what’s been happening?

Well for all of you who were at the Regional’s it all seemed to go well and your help was very much appreciated. The Director has asked me to thank you all for your hard work (although he was a little drunk when he told me but presume he meant it!) which meant that it took all of the worry out of the little jobs behind the scenes. Hopefully you had a good time and ready for next year!

Whilst the Regionals were on some of the cadets were down flying the Junior Championships at Lasham. They seemed to get a good comp out of it too with ex-cadet Ryan coming 11th overall (and winning the last day by over half an hour), Bradley in at 14th, Stefan at 19th (coming 3rd on day 2) and Greg 26th overall. A good effort all around. The Juniors next year falls on the same date, with the venue to be announced, and is open to any Junior pilot who has their silver C – something which a few of you should be thinking about next year.

Hopefully i can persuade a couple of cadets to update the blog about these comps … watch this space.

In other news – congratulations to Clym who was sent solo by Robin last week (see below) and Joe who was signed off on his PA1 which means he no longer needs check flights.

Dan also had the opportunity to fly with a few of you last week to see how you are getting on. Please remember that you do have 3 cadet mentors at LGC and we will try to fly with you when we can. If you book a session at a weekend for example, please let us know and if we can we will come over and fly with you.

To finish, a picture of the cadets hard at work(?) on the grid at the Regionals.

Photo courtesy of Blacknosugar

LGC Regionals

The regionals kick off this coming Saturday so if you can make it next week to help out it would be very much appreciated.

There are 50 gliders which will need launching within the hour along with other ground crewing activities. It is normally a good social environment and hopefully should be some flying to be had in gliders and tugs.

If you are yet to reply to the email asking if you are going to be able to be at the club please can you reply ASAP to Robin, Dan & Justin as it will help with the pre-planning. Justin would like to have a little get together this Friday around lunch timeish if you can make it.

And for those of you that are not going to be a the regionals as you will be flying the Juniors at Lasham – GOOD LUCK!!