The Dan Smith Aerobatic Trophy takes place at LGC on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd April. The organisers have asked for Cadet help over the weekend to help launch and retrieve the gliders involved in the competition.
It should be a good weekend and you will be able to see for yourselves what a K21 is really capable of!
Liam and Eddie are collating names of you that are able to help so please let them know if you want to come along.
Just a quick re-blog of some useful links from last year:
The blog will be the main way of updating you with any cadet news and upcoming events so make sure you keep checking it! If you have a bad memory or are likely to forget there is a link on the right hand side where you can insert your email address and you will be emailed whenever there is an update on here. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS! Also, please make sure Robin and Dan have your updated email address so that we can email you any information as is necessary.
Signing up to the LGC mailing lists is essential for all the up to date information:
https://filter.blacknosugar.com/mailman/listinfo/LGC (you will need your membership number)
The British Gliding Association also have a variety of mailing lists that you may be interested in (eg. updates on Junior gliding).
Weekend Online Booking:
LGC Cadet page:
LGC Members Page:
UK Cadets page:
There are also links to the public LGC page, UK Junior Gliding and BGA pages on the right hand side.
LGC Weather Page
Friday 19th, saw Nic, Grant and Joe completing their 3rd K21 solo and then converting onto the K23. Nathan had beaten them all to it by doing it a few weeks earlier. Quite a good half term week for all that came along.
Grant has waited quite awhile for a decent day. Today was the day and he completed his first solo along with another later in the day – well done.
On Tuesday 16th, during half term, Joe completed his first solo, well done Joe.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Junior Championships which will take place at Tibenham from 20th-28th August. As in past years, competition training in two-seater gliders will also be available to young pilots to help prepare then to fly in a rated competition in subsequent years.
Anyone can apply as long as their 26th birthday falls after 2016. A Silver badge is required to fly in the competition but pilots without a Silver can enter now in anticipation of gaining their Silver before the competition starts. If a pilot is uncertain about whether they will gain their Silver before the competition starts, they can apply for both the competition and the training,
Applications for both the competition and the training should be made by 30th April 2016 via the BGA web site at http://legacy.gliding.co.uk/juniorsentry. Applications from previously unsuccessful applicants are welcome. Questions about the competition and two-seat training applications should be directed to Andy Cockerell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo taken of the grid at last years comp (sorry, not sure who took it!)