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Sep 292020
 

Another warm, clear and bright autumn day with hardly a breath of wind. 1300ft off a long south launch, with some thermal activity thrown in – enough for Dominic in Z19 to turn Shelton Water Tower. Eddie (FWY) was the other private owner who rigged and flew. Andy and Rhys continued their training; Martin S got some stage 3 exercises signed off; plenty of customers (Martin, Steve, Peter, Chris, Charles) for the K23 and Junior. Chris also flew the Falke over lunch to keep his currency – but mainly to enjoy himself.

Four main cable breaks unfortunately, but we still clocked up 37 flights over the day. Thanks to Pete S for the launches.

Looks like another decent day on Thursday – got to be well worth a punt. Book your two-seater place in the usual way via mgcbooking@gmail.com

Mark S

 Posted by at 11:20 pm
Sep 272020
 

Our first week on Winter hours, so we are open Thursday and Friday, come what may, with other possible ad-hoc days if the weather looks promising.

Please book for Dual flying on Thursday and Friday. It enables us to gauge demand and possibly to add an additional instructor, if there is sufficient demand.

The weather seems suitable for an ad-hoc day on Tuesday, but it will only take place if there is sufficient demand. Tuesday seems to be benign, particularly suitable for training, circuit practice, and early solo flying. Please register your interest with an email to mgcbooking@gmail.com by lunchtime on Monday. We will let you know at that point whether there has been enough interest to make the day viable.

Mark S

 Posted by at 9:27 pm
Sep 272020
 

A beautiful clear day with about 10NNW all day. A very keen group of members, and so by the end of the day we had logged 57 launches. We had private owners staying current; Tim in FVP; Steve and Mark W in FWM; Mike Stringfellow in HOY (A very tidy Mini-Nimbus). Congratulations to Simon Towers, who re-soloed after a lay-off for a couple of years; Hefin who converted to the Junior; Suzie flew really well and Deon continued his training. Matt Cook was running the Intro course for aspiring new members Ed and Jane Eastham and they had a great day. And then there were, of course, all the usual suspects in the K23 and Junior.

Thanks to David Brown for launching us, Mark W as LD, and everybody involved for their enthusiastic team-work on the field, which made the day so productive and enjoyable.

Mark S

 Posted by at 9:05 pm
Sep 132020
 

I think the Mynd gliders must have thought it was task week as almost all were in the air; 3*LS4, 2*Pegase, DG300, Nimbus2, Std Cirrus, Arcus & JS1-21, plus K23 & K21, needless to say it was a good soaring day. Two new members, James & Vernon, also took to the air and had a good day. 291 visited Bromsgrove, Ledbury & Hereford. The Nimbus did Tims and TL & DZ junior both had wave flights, even though it evaded the rest of us so l’d say it was a successful day. More please 🙂

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TL in wave near Newtown.

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TL evidence if logger failure!

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Mac in DZ in wave

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EFT breezes Tims

Sep 032020
 

Tomorrow will be the last Friday evening session of the season, and it’s set to be dry with a decent cloud-base and 15-20kt on the ridge.

What’s not to love!!?

So roll-up, roll-up, for a bit of end-of-term fun!!

 Posted by at 8:36 pm