Chair’s Thursday Blog

06 Oct 2016

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Hi everyone,  this is the regular Thursday posting to let you know what is coming up in the near future and give you highlights of the last week and tell you the results of last week’s committee meeting.


The experiment with the sheep fence outside the hangar has been a great success and we owe a great vote of thanks to Howard Bradley for organising this.  We now have to decide what to do next.  There are several options being described and Howard welcomes your input.  We will review the options in October and decide on the way forward.

Member news

John Kingsley, one of our powered members is starting some pretty serious treatment soon and we wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.

Last week:

MT shed

The power is connected and we are installing the lights and getting ready to move the heating over.

Weekend outlook:

Your team this weekend is Chris Alldis, Clive Crocker, Paul Fowler, Mike Rogers, Nigel Lassetter, John O’Reilly, Laurent Couval and David Brown.  If you are a new member please try to come to the briefings in the morning and introduce yourself as a new member to the number 1 instructor of the day.

It looks as if the high pressure will still be in charge but the wind should be lighter than we have seen this week.

Forthcoming events:

Half term for Juniors

Just a reminder

The Club will be running  a non-residential course during half term in October (24th to 28th) for junior members of the Club.  There will be lots of flying if the weather is good, and briefings and lectures if not, but October weather often brings westerly winds with ridge soaring and wave, and even the odd thermal. This will be a great opportunity to have some concentrated flying training to prepare you for going solo, that once in a lifetime moment!

If you are interested, please call or email the office to book a place.  You can join the course just for one day or all five.

You will need to arrange transport (a lift may be available from Church Stretton mornings and evenings) plus food.

If you are under 18 years, the consent of a parent or guardian is required.


Bonfire night

Coming up very soon, please reserve the 5th of November in your diary.  This is always a fantastic evening but this year it is going to be spectacular.   The office is now ready to accept donations for the fireworks.  Denise Hughes is coordinating the evening entertainment and refreshments so please let her know if you can help out.

Christmas dinner

Please don’t forget to put December the 10th into your diary for this wonderful evening.  More details will follow but please get the date secured now.

Winter lectures

We have a firm booking with Hugh Browning on the 4th of March and Pete Harvey the Chair of the BGA has kindly volunteered.  Please liaise with Denise Hughes if you have any ideas of speakers.  The more the merrier,  these lectures help keep us active over the Winter.