Chair’s Thursday Blog

19 Apr 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.


The new engine has arrived and Skylaunch have collected the winch to install it.  We hope to have it back very quickly so we will have tow very powerful winches.


We are getting ready to do another pot hole filling session, Tim is ordering the stone and we will then ask for volunteers to help for half a day or even an hour.  In the meantime please don’t be tempted to drive off the track,  just take it slowly.  The airfield is delicate at the moment it has had one of the wettest winters and is soaked.

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Mark Sanders, Matthew Cook, Geoff Dailey, William Brewis

Sunday:  Mike Witton, Charles Carter, Geoff Dailey, Dave Cole

Forthcoming events

Prospective Members Weekend – 4th-6th May

We are inviting local folks who are interested in joining our wonderful club, to join us for a mini tour of the club so they can see everything the club has to offer. We are not guaranteeing them a flight, but if there’s availability then we may choose to offer that. If you’re around that weekend, and can lend a hand for half an hour, it would be much appreciated.  Please can you let Sarah or James know that you are going to be there so they can guarantee guides for the prospects. or

Aim Higher at the Mynd 7-11 May.

Last year’s Aim Higher courses precipitated our busiest XC season at the Mynd with a best ever 79 flights totalling 14500km recorded on the club ladder, SIX Silver Distances during the season, and Dominic flying the first ever 500km FAI triangle in Wales (an achievement recognised by the BGA with an award at last week’s BGA annual conference).

This year we are running the full five day course from 7 – 11 May.

Aim Higher lead, Kevin Atkinson, will once again be taking the reins, with informative, entertaining and thought provoking briefings in the mornings, lots of opportunities for XC flying, both solo and dual, as soon as it gets soarable, and debriefs once the hangar doors have closed!

As last year, the charge will be a nominal £10 per person per day to cover expenses, with flying at normal club rates.

Build on your achievements in 2017; aim to take your flying to new heights in 2018; kick start your season with a group of like-minded pilots and get yourself booked in today by phoning or emailing the office – Aim Higher!