Joe Hooley – solo

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On Tuesday 16th, during half term, Joe completed his first solo, well done Joe.

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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.

New Cadet Year is fast approaching…

The new cadet year starts in March and so soon the current cadets will be asked to re-validate their cadet membership. When you receive an email from Robin or Dan (and not before!) there is an electronic form on the ‘New Cadet Info’ page that will need to be completed. In order to renew you will have to meet the criteria set out on the ‘New Cadet Info’ page. You will then receive a further email letting you know if you are eligible to stay on the scheme. There is a chance that we will then chat to you about how you have got on in the last year, and how to progress in the coming year.

For those of you who have applied to join the cadet scheme we are currently going through your applications and you will find out around mid February if you can be offered a place. If you are successful there will be an introduction day in March (date TBC) where you will be invited to come up to the club with your parents/guardians to meet the cadet instructors, the current cadets and have your first flights as cadets yourselves.

In other news, a few of you seem to have been enjoying the wintry conditions to take advantage  of some flying with different types of views.

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Pics nicked from Ryan!