Chair’s Thursday Blog

08 Mar 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 and the highlights from last weeks committee meeting

This week.


Helen, Dave, Allan and Jon have all worked their shovels off to clear a path up the Burway and have tested it with 2 wheel drive.  We have cancelled the Saturday lecture and will reschedule it for the next series.  Come up and re acquaint yourself with the club.  Hopefully the forecast rain will get rid of the drifts.  If you are coming early tomorrow morning be wary of ice first thing.

Hot and cold

Definitely one of the coldest spells I have known up the hill put a huge strain on the club utilities.  Without the skilled intervention of Dave Crowson we would be facing broken boilers and heating systems.  Thanks also to Paul Shuttleworth and Roger Andrews for braving the elements and taking up much needed supplies and equipment.

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Neal Clements, Peter Orchard, Charles Page

Sunday: Chris Alldiss, Peter Orchard, Dave Cole.

Forthcoming events

CFI meeting

We took the decision on Wednesday to postpone this.

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

March 10 is cancelled. 

It’s always tricky deciding when and whether to cancel and we are really grateful that Hugh has immediately offered to talk to us in the next series

March 24

AGM and Christmas dinner – presentation evening.

Spring and Summer

Don’t forget that March the 1st was the first day of spring so bring your beach towel and flip flops next time you visit.  Please can you pay for your caravan space in the office and prepare yourself for subscription renewal.  We need to invest in the future of the club and early and prompt payment of renewals will help us enormously.

Wood week

Week beginning July the 7th,  we would like this to be a celebration of the best of the Mynd and wood.  Unfortunately the original instructor cannot now do the whole week so I am asking for a volunteer instructor to take on that week.  The marketing resource is in place we just need a number 1.  Please email me directly if you are interested.