Author Archive | Andreas Rieder


Proud to Support Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Essex & Suffolk Gliding club is proud to support the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.  This year we raised £616.62 as a donation from our very successful Open Weekend in June. We received the Certificate of Recognition (pictured) from our colleagues at the Air Ambulance which is based at Earls Colne Airfield just a few […]

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The new mower 170911

Lawn mowing on a different scale

Here is Brad with our new mower. This is slightly different to your average back garden. More than 40 acres of our runway need mowing on a very regular basis. Mind you the mower is also not what you use on the grass next to your house. This is a Ransom mower and its cut […]

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The winners of the ICL at Wormingford 20.08.17

Eastern Region Interclub League at Wormingford 20.08.17

Essex & Suffolk Gliding Club hosted the last leg of the 2017 Eastern Region Interclub League on the weekend of 19th and 20th of August. Congratulation to the winners who are (left to right): Paul Rice (ESGC) – Pundit, Peter Hibbard (Anglia Gliding Club) – Intermediate, Richard Hayhoe (ESGC) – Novice. These are provisional subject […]

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The grid mid morning

Great day for flying at ESGC

Saturday 30th of May was a great day for flying. We launched 72 gliders and many pilots took on cross country tasks including a successful 500 km flight. People started to rig their gliders early in the morning and we had the first launch at around 9 am. All day long the airfield was busy […]

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Fifty years first solo flight

Having a grand total of 1 hour and 50 minutes flying time in his log book, on the 23rd of May 1965, Paul Robinson made his first solo flight in a Kirby Cadet Mk.III . To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this milestone Paul took the Club Chairman, Bob Godden, for an aerobatic flight on […]

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