The ultimate package to achieve solo gliding. If you really want to become a pilot, for £615 + current normal membership you get up to 1 year’s unlimited launches and flying time to achieve your target of going solo. This unique scheme includes all winch launches, instruction and flying fees for a period of 1 […]
The BGA Monthly Newsletter for July is now available. A pdf version of this is available here
This note intends to bring glider pilots up to date on the subject of conversion from BGA Gliding Certificates and endorsements to an EASA licence and associated ratings. Summary 1. From April 2015, all pilots flying EASA aircraft, including sailplanes, must hold a valid Part-FCL licence. 2. The BGA will handle the process of converting […]
A brief glimpse of the Hurricane beating up Wormingford on Sunday 14th July. Awesome sound!
The Ted Lysakowski Memorial Trust has sponsored the production of a new training video about all aspects of field landings. The 47 minute video is available as a single file as here, or alternatively, you can view individual chapters in high resolution.
What great a day we had yesterday! Some great flying all day long with the first launch a little later than planned at roughly 6:30am, due to rain and cloud. We had a pilot from another club come and fly with us in his K6E who grabbed the chance to participate in the fun, and […]
Thanks to Richard Kimberley, our superbly refurbished Motorglider is back at the club and ready to be utilised. Lots of members and vistors have been asking about the upcoming changes to pilot licensing, and what they have to do in order to secure ‘grandfather rights’ before EASA’s D-day in 2015. Well now is your chance […]
Andy Sanderson has managed to get the committee’s go-ahead for a truly amazing special offer for this Friday 21/06/13 – the summer solstice. The deal is…… Between 04:06 and 09:00, and between 19:00 and 21:40, launches will be available to club members for only £1.00, and flying time on club gliders will be FREE! Andy […]
After a long day we pack our cherished hanger. In the bad old days club members had to de-rig all of the gliders and store them in a farmers barn! In 1995, after a successful application to the Sports Council, the club received a grant of £65,000 to build a spacious and modern hangar that […]
In this packed winter edition of On Circuit! Colin Downes – Volunteer Parachute Maker (This page) Building for the Future – Make sure you read this! (P. 3) Flying in Florida by Vernon Bettle (P. 5) Revival of the Inter-Club League (P.7) ESGC Achievements 2012 (P. 8) New DVLA Towing Regulations (P. 8) ESGC Christmas […]
Andy Sanderson reports on his memorable glider flight around the London TMA Ever since I did my first 500km flight in my old Vega 890, I have been looking for new and interesting challenges. One of the things that had never been achieved from Essex & Suffolk GC, which is situated at Wormingford, near the […]