My first post (Simon)

Now how do I use this thing?

I took an aero tow with Daniel to 2000ft, then climbed another 2000ft at Leighton Buzzard. Well put two and two together above Leighton Buzzard and you’ve reached the airspace boundary so we went in the direction of Milton Keynes. Unfortunately, huge amounts of sink gave us little option but to turn back. After all, landing out would make things very tedious. So we went back to a safer position near to the club and practiced trimming and also a bit of lookout. On the ground we had more conversations on how to improve my safety, skill and further necessities. I hope I will remember what he has told me!

I hope this has given some idea of what to post about and thank Daniel for giving up the time to instruct me!

Also, if you haven’t done aerobatics before, try it, but (if you’re a new cadet) perhaps ensure you are confident with heights first.

The First Post!

Right, so the blog is now up and running, and if it goes well will hopefully take over as the front page on the website. In order for it to work it needs you to update it showing what you have got up to at LGC or other clubs, and achievements you have made or just general gliding stuff. Hopefully you should all have received and email invite to join as an ‘author’ which means you can add comments, photos, videos etc. If you haven’t email Dan C and he’ll invite you in.

So now it’s up to you….

In other news congratulations to Rhoan to achieved his silver distance the other day with a flight to HusBos … and nearly to Dan I who was about 5 mins short of his 5 hours! For those of you working towards bronze and silver it’s a good time to get your duration flights done … remember it’s 2x flights of 1 hour on an A/T (or 30mins off the winch), 1x 1 hour flight and 1x 2 hour flight for XC endorsement and 5 hours for silver.

In the meantime some of the UK Juniors have created ‘Junior Gliding TV’ which has various flying videos which is worth a check out on youtube. So far there are 3 videos…….