Chair’s Thursday Blog

26 Oct 2017

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

This week.

Last full week of operation

This week is the end of summer.  From Monday we revert to Winter operating so flying on Thursday through Sunday and the office Friday through Monday.  If the weather looks stunning and we can get a winch driver and instructor then we will blog in advance.

K23: step inside LUV and EVV

EVV will be out of action for a while, Simon Adlard is in charge of the restitution and we are chasing up the final registration with LUV so we will have a K23 available.

The Discus sale is going ahead,  more to be announced shortly

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Alasdair Lewis, Denise Hughes, Geoff Dailey, Jon Hall

Sunday:  Guy Hartland, Geoff Dailey,Glyn Macarthur.

Forthcoming events

Bonfire night 4th of November

Once again, we are offering the Mynd Bonfire extravaganza with a lovely bonfire, fireworks and mulled wine followed by a fabulous meal.

For this event to succeed we do need members to confirm they will be coming and will be willing to pay £10 a head for the fireworks.  Please can you email or call the office to confirm this.

If you haven’t been before then I can assure you it is a magical night,  the top of the Mynd is a special place to be on a crisp November evening.

Christmas dinner only a few places left!!!!

This will be on the 9th of December.  I do urge you to get your name down early, there were several very disappointed people last year as the numbers have to be limited.

Winter talks

Denise has worked out a superb schedule for this winter’s lectures. :-

Air traffic control have been and gone

What a fabulous start to the winter lecture series.  Andy Bagley from Birmingham ATC gave a riveting talk to a packed room.  Andy gave us a fascinating and extremely useful insight into Air traffic, both at Birmingham and in the country.  A very entertaining and informative speaker.   Many attendees signed up the reciprocal visit to ATC at Birmingham airport

Members evening

November 25 will be the members evening when the committee will present our strategy for the next 5 years and invite your input and approval.

January 13 – National Trust.  All of your questions answered (who does own the horses?) and the trust’s plans for the future development of the Mynd.

February 24 – Julian has very kindly offered to talk about Euro Glide with us.  More details closer to the time but I can assure you it is absolutely brilliant and will inspire you.

March 10 – Hugh Browning the BGA safety wizard.

First aid course

Once again we are able to offer a first aid course to interested parties see the poster below.  Let Mark know directly if you wish to attend.

Dave Cole

Many of you have been asking after Dave and we all hope him a speedy recovery. I’m sure he will be hopping about as soon as he can (sorry Dave, couldn’t resist it).

Shobdon events

I am delighted to be able to publish Shobdon’s winter events as well as our own.  See below:-

This winter’s evening talks will start on Wednesday 1st November with one topic:

‘How to get high without drugs’ – a talk by Phil and Diana on wave soaring, aimed at everyone, from those who have done little or no wave flying, to those who have some wave experience, but would like to learn more or have a refresher.

The next evening will be on Wednesday 29th November, with two topics: 

Choosing a glider and how syndicates work’ – by Rose and Iain.  Advice for members looking to buy their first private glider, covering suitable gliders to choose and effective ways to organise a syndicate.

Venue: Bateman Arms in Shobdon village.

Timings: 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

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