Chairman’s Blog Thursday 23rd January 2020

24 Jan 2020

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Hi everyone
Not a lot happening at this time of the year so this may be another shortish post.  The weather has been unhelpful lately.  I was at the club yesterday and had to drive through low and thick cloud to get there.  Looking at the webcams today it doesn’t look much better.  But at least it allows us to get on with the many maintenance jobs that need doing over the winter.  Dave C is getting on with the simulator refurb and I see someone has been filling holes in the road.  Thanks to all who pitch in and help.  Its hard to determine exactly what the weather will do this weekend.  Some models look as though there will be more low cloud while others suggest we might be right on the edge of it and the hill could be clear.  Suggest your best bet is to go and have a look 😊

Winter Lectures
The last lecture was by Afandi Darlington from the AAIB and he played to pretty much a full house.  He delivered a fascinating and informative discourse on what the AAIB do and how they do it.  The next lecture is on February 8th at 1800 by Richard Head – ‘My Life in the RAF’.

Junior Gliding Winter Series
The Juniors will be with us from Thursday next week until Sunday.  There has been much onterest in this event and we will have pretty much a full house all weekend.  There will of course be club flying at the same time but we will need much help on the ground so if you can spare a few hours to help at the launch point it will be greatly appreciated.

Your duty teams this weekend are:
Saturday:  Mark Sanders (No 1),  David D’Arcy (TLs), Simon Adlard (winch), John O’Reilly (LD)
Sunday:  Mike Witton (No 1), David D’Arcy (TLs), Simon Adlard (winch),  Glyn Macarthur (LD)

Happy landings
Jon Hall