Chair’s Thursday Blog

22 Feb 2018

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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.

BGA conference

I attended the annual conference in Nottingham last weekend.  The consolidated Glide Britain video was aired for the first time.  The Mynd figures prominently in a superb marketing video for gliding and we also have our own, customised version which we are reviewing at the moment.

In the evening Dominic Haughton received the Philip Wills Enterprise award for his fantastic flight last year.

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Mike Greenwood, Paul Fowler, Nigel Lassetter, Glyn Macarthur

Sunday: Mike Witton, Paul Fowler , John O’Reilly.

Forthcoming events

CFI meeting

On the 11th of March we will be hosting the regional CFI’s meeting so there will be an army/flock/murder (delete collective noun as you see fit ) of CFI’s and examiners at the club that day.

Appleby ATC

A group of around 10 cadets from Appleby ATC plus staff will be making another visit to the Club this weekend. Another instructor to help out would be much appreciated. Please let Martin know if you can help on one or both days, or just part days. 

Easter Junior Camp

The Club will be running an Easter Camp for junior members in the week commencing 9 April.  All junior members are welcome to join for just one day or all week.  Flying training and briefings will be given, and concentrated flying on opportunities like this is a sure way to make good progress.  If any junior member is interested, please book a place through the office.

As with coming along to the Club on any day, the consent of a parent or guardian is required and you will have to arrange transport.  If you want to stay at the Club overnight, please speak with the office about the special arrangements for this.

There will be no extra cost and you will just pay for whatever flying you do in the normal way plus food.

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.

March 10 – Hugh Browning the BGA safety wizard.  Please ensure that this is in your diary.  For those of you who haven’t heard Hugh speak before it is essential listening and for those that have heard him before, even more so.  This is the perfect start to our season,  we want to keep safe and Hugh’s analysis and insight will help us do that

March 24

AGM and Christmas dinner – presentation evening.