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Nov 292018
 

Hi everyone,  this is the regular Thursday posting to let you know what is coming up in the near future

This week

Members evening 24th of November

We had an extremely well attended meeting and , a first for us, we had members joining us from across the web.  We explained the strategic direction of the club and the immediate actions we are taking to ensure that we continue to deliver the type of club that you have all come to love.

Discus replacement

We have now sold the Discus so the CFI was able to outline our plans to replace it with a much more “friendly” single seater.  The negotiations are at quite an advanced level now so watch this space.

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Guy Hartland, Walter Baumann, Stephen Alexander, Glyn Macarthur

Sunday:  Guy Hartland, Walter Baumann, Stephen Alexander, Charles Page

Decorating

A big thank you to Denise for her sterling work in painting the clubhouse a fresh white and lovely K8 green. Please could we have 2 volunteers to help finish the work with her. Please contact her via me or Sarah (marketing@midlandgliding.club)

Water supply

While on the subject of volunteering please can I put out a call out for 3 volunteers to finish digging the trench to secure the water supply (a very important resource for the club). Please liaise with the secretary (secretary@midlandgliding.club) to offer your services as the office is not open until the 7th of December.

K13 refurbishment

The photos below show what a fantastic job is being done on our K13s.  We are anxious to get all of the gliders through the Arc process before the dreaded B….. deadline.

ccw

Forthcoming events

Next marketing event 5th December

These events are great ways for us to introduce our neighbours and gain new members.  The next one is at Moor Park Christmas Fayre near Ludlow which is 2-5pm on wed 5th Dec. We have a small table inside for leaflets and chat and selling gift vouchers etc, plus glider outside to draw interest. We will leave the Mynd around 11:30am.Please can you contact Sarah directly by email if you are willing to help us out.

Marketing @midlandgliding.club

Winter Lectures

Our next lecture will be the National Trust on the 12th of January.  For an ancient hill things do move quickly and the trust always give us an inspirational and informative talk on what is one of our most precious resources: our location

The February lecture is still under construction, we wont know the exact date until after Christmas.

Christmas meal and awards evening

Please put the 15th of December in your diary.  You should have had an email from Fay asking you to choose and book.  There is a limit on the numbers so I encourage you to book quickly before all the turkey goes.  Once again we will he having a fun fundraising activity for the social fund so please could you give your donations to the office before the event.  Any contribution will be gratefully received.

chairman@midlandgliding.club

Nov 232018
 

Following on from an email sent to members last week, today is the last chance for you to have your say in what you want from our Cross Country Development program in 2019.

If you have already responded, we thank you, but if you haven’t and you have an interest in Cross Country gliding, we hope you will take the time to fill in this short (2 questions) questionnaire, so we can best tailor our 2019 program to suit you. It should take no more than 3 minutes, and will really help us deliver what you want in this area of flying

Please use this link … https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9TVPLVV

You can use the comments box at the end to add anything else you’d like to see. If you have any other lengthier comments, or wish to discuss your own particular cross country circumstances, please do contact us at XCDevelopment@midlandgliding.club

Answers will be collated this evening (Fri 23rd Nov) so please don’t delay.

Cheers, Mark

 Posted by at 10:09 am
Nov 222018
 

Hi everyone,  this is the regular Thursday posting to let you know what is coming up in the near future

This week

Winter Lecture Mike Groves

Those who attended the talk by Mike Groves on Saturday, despite the poor weather had a massive treat.  He talked about the Bond film with pictures showing how it was set up, how they positioned the winch i.e. with cranes, the amount of practice runs with video and then how it looked on the film. Everyone said that they thoroughly enjoyed it Mike continued over the dinner giving more information as people asked.

Discus Sale

I am delighted to say that we have sold the Discus to Walter Baumann.  Walter has been a very keen Discus pilot, he has taken it to competitions.  The CFI has his eye on a more suitable single seater aircraft for us and undoubtedly will share more on Saturday

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Clive Crocker, Allan Reynolds, Simon Adlard, Laurent Couval

Sunday:  Mike Witton, Nigel Lassetter, Simon Adlard, Dave d’Arcy

Forthcoming events

Next marketing event 5th December

These events are great ways for us to introduce our neighbours and gain new members.  The next one is at Moor Park Christmas Fayre near Ludlow which is 2-5pm on wed 5th Dec. We have a small table inside for leaflets and chat and selling gift vouchers etc, plus glider outside to draw interest. We will leave the Mynd around 11:30am.Please can you contact Sarah directly by email if you are willing to help us out.

Marketing @midlandgliding.club

Christmas meal and awards evening

Please put the 15th of December in your diary.  You should have had an email from Fay asking you to choose and book.  There is a limit on the numbers so I encourage you to book quickly before all the turkey goes.

Members evening 24th of November

You should have received a separate email inviting you to a members evening on the 24th of November. This is a substantial update and if you haven’t  then please contact me directly on the email address below. I realise that the notice was relatively short and I apologise for this but do try to attend if you can.

chairman@midlandgliding.club

Nov 152018
 

Hi everyone,  this is the regular Thursday posting to let you know what is coming up in the near future and the highlights of last weeks committee meeting.  

This week

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Mike Greenwood, Matthew Cook, Peter Orchard, Dave Cole

Sunday:  Steve Male, Denise Hughes, Peter Orchard, Dave d’Arcy

Forthcoming events

Next marketing event 5th December

These events are great ways for us to introduce our neighbours and gain new members.  The next one is

at Moor Park Christmas Fayre near Ludlow which is 2-5pm on wed 5th Dec we have a small table inside for leaflets and chat and selling gift vouchers etc, plus glider outside to draw interest. We will leave Mynd around 11:30am.

Please can you contact Sarah directly by email if you are willing to help us out

Marketing @midlandgliding.club

Winter Lectures

November 17. Mike Groves Skylaunch 18:00 start.

For those of you who attended last years lecture you will be delighted to know that part 2 is being delivered this year.  For those of you who did not attend you really missed a fantastic talk.  Mike gives us a superb understanding of the life of winching all over the world including the movie world.  Don’t miss it.

The other lectures are now on the web calendar I suggest you bookmark the link below

https://www.midlandgliding.club/all-events/

we are trying to make this the master calendar for out future events in order to give a longer term view of what we are planning.

Christmas meal and awards evening

Please put the 15th of December in your diary.  You should have had an email from Fay asking you to choose and book.  There is a limit on the numbers so I encourage you to book quickly before all the turkey goes.

Members evening

You should have received a separate email inviting you to a members evening on the 24th of November. This is a substantial update and if you haven’t received an email  then please contact me directly on the email address below

chairman@midlandgliding.club

Last committee meeting

Most of this was spent on the strategy so the meeting was quite tight, the highlights are:-

The Discus sale is now attracting more interest.

The BGA  business rates representative visited the club on the 9th and told us about the process and advised us on how to best proceed.  This really is a superb commitment on behalf of the BGA and we are extremely grateful. 

Motor Glider – good progress has been made on the registration, the production of pricing and operational procedures.  Some instructors are getting the TMG rating added to their qualification.

Bye Laws – especially relating to dogs in the clubhouse.  The secretary will take to the members meeting or publish as a reminder if there isn’t time.

Trailers.  The CFI has taken the trailer maintenance under the fleet umbrella and there will be a schedule starting with the open trailer over the winter.  Thanks to Dave Crowson and Dave Cole for getting the heater donated by Steve Alexander working in the old MT shed

Nov 082018
 

Hi everyone,  this is the regular Thursday posting to let you know what is coming up in the near future

This week

Another Junior falls in love with LUV

Congratulations to Holly Rennell who has converted to the K23, her smile was larger than the wingspan!

Matthew Cooke

Yet another celebration, Matthew has achieved his assistant instructor rating and is just waiting on his acceptance checks to complete his rating.

Frequency changes

Please read the CAA publication below, it applies to all of us.

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP%201606%20833kHz%20voice%20channel%20spacing%20in%20the%20UK%20(v3).pdf

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Neal Clements, Walter Baumann, Guy Hartland, Dave d’Arcy

Sunday:  Guy Hartland, Peter Orchard.

Forthcoming events

Next marketing event 5th December

These events are great ways for us to introduce our neighbours and gain new members.  The next one is at Moor Park Christmas Fayre near Ludlow which is 2-5pm on wed 5th Dec we have a small table inside for leaflets and chat and selling gift vouchers etc, plus glider outside to draw interest. We will leave Mynd around 11:30am

Winter Lectures

November 17. Mike Groves Skylaunch 18:00 start.

For those of you who attended last years lecture you will be delighted to know that part 2 is being delivered this year.  For those of you who did not attend you really missed a fantastic talk.  Mike gives us a superb understanding of the life of winching all over the world including the movie world.  Don’t miss it.

The other lectures are now on the web calendar I suggest you bookmark the link below

https://www.midlandgliding.club/all-events/

we are trying to make this the master calendar for out future events in order to give a longer term view of what we are planning.

Christmas meal and awards evening

Please put the 15th of December in your diary.  You should have had an email from Fay asking you to choose and book.  There is a limit on the numbers so I encourage you to book quickly before all the turkey goes.

chairman@midlandgliding.club

Nov 012018
 

Hi everyone,  this is the regular Thursday posting to let you know what is coming up in the near future

This week

Good news and bad news

I am delighted to say that Steve Male will be back in harness as CFI from the 1st of November but of course it saddens us that Simon has to step back.  Seriously though, I am sure I reflect the feelings of all of you when I thank Simon for stepping into the breach and doing such a superb job for us.  We are very fortunate in having such depth of instructing ability.

Winter season

Just to remind you that as from the 4th of November the club is on winter opening times, which means flying is always available on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  If there is an exceptional forecast then we will try to arrange launching and direction via the WhatsApp group.

The office will be open Friday Saturday Sunday and Monday.

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Chris Alldiss, Allan Reynolds, Geoff Dailey, John O’Reilly

Sunday:  Clive Crocker, Charles Carter, Geoff Dailey

Forthcoming events

Winter Lectures

November 17. Mike Groves Skylaunch 18:00 start.

For those of you who attended last years lecture you will be delighted to know that part 2 is being delivered this year.  For those of you who did not attend you really missed a fantastic talk.  Mike gives us a superb understanding of the life of winching all over the world including the movie world.  Don’t miss it.

The other lectures are now on the web calendar I suggest you bookmark the link below

https://www.midlandgliding.club/all-events/

we are trying to make this the master calendar for out future events in order to give a longer term view of what we are planning.

Christmas meal and awards evening

Please put the 15th of December in your diary.

 

chairman@midlandgliding.club