LGC Cadet Dates and Opportunities 2015

Feb 28                 Latest date for re-applying to the scheme

Most important if you want to be part of Cadet scheme in 2015

Mar 21-22            Cadet Induction days

2 separate days with new cadets on each of the days, we will use a similar format to last year. One K21 will be allocated to the cadet team each day. It is primarily for giving the new cadets a first flight. Please try and come along on at least one of the days, it’ll be a chance to meet the new cadets and help them get their first flights.

Apr 17-19             Juniors Winter Series – Shennington

BGA Juniors event for the senior cadets.

May 26-29         Cadet Challenge (possible tbc)

An inter club, fun, cadet gliding competition, which Dunstable hosted and won last year. Only provisional at this stage, further details will appear here in due course.

Jul 25 – Aug 2   Dunstable Regionals

This is the main week of the year which you should try and set aside and plan to be at the club. To help with the competition and have a lot of fun in the process. The cadet glider will probably be flying in this comp with some of the senior cadets.

Aug 22-30         Junior Nationals – Aston Down

One lucky (and hopefully skilled) cadet will fly the cadet glider in the competition and represent the Dunstable cadets.

Aug 24-30         Duo Discus at the Junior Nationals – Aston Down

From the Monday our own Duo Discus will be at the comp flying the same tasks as the Juniors. This will give some of you an opportunity to fly in this with an experienced Competition pilot.

Sep 1-19           Llanbedr expedition

This is being organised as a general club expedition by Robin and Dan. However, it has been timed to allow cadets to participate before returning to school or university. It is a great new place to fly from. The Duo Discus and the cadet glider will be there.

Club clear up day

Many thanks to those cadets who came to the club clear up day last weekend. Thanks to the combined effort of cadets and other club members the bonfire is now the biggest it has been for a long time.  It should be impressive on bonfire night! Here are some photos of the cadets having fun at the clear up day.


Liam trying to reach branches that are eye level for most of us.



Tom discovers that the dumper truck will only go backwards.


Upcoming Events

Saturday 18th October – Autumn Clean Up Day

The next cadet workday coincides with the annual clean up day. If you can make it you will be joining the other members with finding odd jobs which will help in tidying the club and building the bonfire ready for fireworks night!

Half Term

During this week Dan and Robin will be available for anyone who wants to come along for some instruction, or pop along for a social event. We will keep an eye on the weather  and let you know the best days to come. There maybe some 19 flying opportunities too, especially if the hill is working!

Saturday 8th November

Fireworks night!