Chair’s Thursday Blog

07 Dec 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.


We took a stand at the Much Wenlock festival and we sold ten trial lessons (plus 3 in the office) and added £780 to the Club’s bank account.  The members’ who manned the stand were:- James Moore, Chris Harris, Martin McCurdie, Sarah Platt, Tim Mason.    See the section on Shrewsbury below and do help out if you can.


Our Webcam IT team have fixed the webcams, all we need now is the good weather to show on them.

Your team this weekend is:  (Weather depending)

Saturday:  Neal Clements, Allan Reynolds, Peter Orchard, Glyn Macarthur

Sunday:  Clive Crocker, Peter Orchard, John O’Reilly

If the Mynd is inaccessible we will be emailing,  updating the web site and blogging.

Forthcoming events


As part of our campaign to increase membership and sell trial lessons as Christmas presents, we have taken a stand at Shrewsbury Winter Festival on the 9th & 10th of December.   If you can help with any of the following, please let Sarah know asap by emailing her at or calling 07754 070357.

  • Setting up (Fri 8th),
  • Taking down (Sunday 5pm),
  • During the show itself (the show is open 10am-6pm on Sat, and 10am-5pm on Sunday HOWEVER we are only asking people to do a morning or an afternoon slot).

Many thanks!”

Christmas dinner  9 December

The weather looks like it might be against us so we will be providing updates as above.

Winter talks

Denise has worked out a superb schedule for this winter’s lectures. They all start at 18:00 and if we have a speaker then we do ask for a small donation on the night to cover their expenses.  Book the date,  have a few flights, enjoy the talk then have a superb evening meal.

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.

March Expedition 2018.

We have not had enough interest from the Mynd or other clubs to make an expedition to Llanbedr viable, so we have decided that we are not going to Llanbedr next year. We have booked LLeweni Park in Denbigh from 10th March 2018 for a week for up to 12 gliders.

If you want to go you need to book in your own glider, there is a £40 deposit, £20 of which is offset  against flying fees. It costs £8 per day per person, £9 per night for hangarage. There is a winch.

Unlike Llanbedr it has one narrow runway and you have to be able to land on it and roll to the end to be able to fly there, see this link.

If you want to fly P2  in a club 2 seater please email me at to put your name on the list and I will do my best to arrange it.

You can take a caravan and stay on the airfield for £5 per night. It costs £8 per day per person, £9 a night hangarage (limited) They have a winch.

If you want to go you can book yourself in at

Spaces are limited to 12 and Cosford are also going, so don’t delay, do it today.

Please email to let me know you are going, and when you have booked in

Mike G