At last a whole week of sunshine and flying weather. Wednesday promised to be a very good day with lots of the cross country cohort queuing up to get some kilometres on the club ladder. It turned out to be a bit harder than it looked but nevertheless several flights of over 300k were achieved. The Shrewsbury School camp had an excellent week with lots of flying including the motor glider. Thanks to Simon for giving up so much time to fly them in the Falke and Paul Fowler for his continued commitment to the school.
Julian Fack has been doing an excellent job of getting our obsolete vehicle fleet sold and removed from site and yesterday the old Range Rover finally departed. Incidentally over my last few blogs every time I have typed in Julian’s name my spell checker has changed it to someone else I once knew also called Julian Ravest and I failed to notice. My apologies Julian.
Another club expedition is at Gap in the French Alps. If you are a Facebook user keep an eye open for posts from Rob Shepherd and Nigel Lassitter. The scenery is always spectacular.
It seems there are still a few people who have not yet renewed and paid for their membership subscriptions. Note that you will not be allowed to fly without a paid up membership and that you will not be covered on the club insurance if you are not a member. If you fly a club glider without membership, and therefore without insurance, any damage to the club fleet will be your responsibility. Apart from that we rely on membership subs and flying fees to make it possible for us all to enjoy the facilities and the flying.
Your duty teams this weekend are:
Saturday: Chris Aldiss (No 1), Matthew Cook (No 2), Charles Carter (TLs), Stephen Alexander (winch), Glyn Macarthur (LD)
Sunday: William Brewis (No 1), Matthew Cook (No 2), Mark Wakeham (TLs), Stephen Alexander (winch), volunteer Launch Director required.
Fly safe and happy landings