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Joan Leonard

High flying Joan does it again!

Joan Leonard from Bardfield Saling, near Braintree is no stranger to high flying.  She may be 83 years old but having already enjoyed hot air balloon rides both in this country and over the Serengeti Game Park in East Africa, she was not to be deterred when her family gave her a voucher to try […]

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Farnborough Airfield

Farnborough Airspace Meeting

Information Meeting – Farnborough Airspace Change Proposal An information meeting about the Farnborough airspace change proposals will be held at Lasham at 1pm on Sunday 23rd March. If you fly anywhere in the south of England, you need to know about this. If you want to continue to fly anywhere in the south of England, […]

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EASA Pilot Licence Conversion

The BGA has published a presentation designed to help pilots understand the basics of the EASA pilot licence conversion process (Part-FCL). The presentation was originally used during their recent regional meetings on the subject, it is available in PDF format and can be downloaded from here EASA License Conversion Although not intended to replace the detailed […]

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Gliding Cross Country 2

Cross Country Gliding 2014

Our first cross country gliding day of 2014 resulted in Rob Lockett and Mark Butcher landing out at Wattisham and most of the club fleet enjoying many long flights in the strong thermic conditions across Anglia. The day got even better with four new members joining the club after experiencing what soaring is all about!

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Junior Gliding

Junior Gliding Competition & Coaching

2014 Junior Gliding Championships & Two Seater Training The 2014 Junior Championships are due to take place at Lasham from 16th – 24th August.  As usual, alongside the competition, they will be running a Two Seater Training Course.  Applications are now open for both the competition and the course – if you are not sure […]

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Farnborough Airspace Consultation

Farnborough Airspace Consultation

The operator of Farnborough Airport, TAG Farnborough, has begun the formal process of applying for controlled airspace. The Farnborough Airspace Consultation Proposals directly affect current controlled and uncontrolled airspace across a large area of southern England – not only in the immediate vicinity to Farnborough Airport. If approved, their airspace would extend: Out as far as […]

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Junior Gliding

Junior Glider Pilot Scholarships

2014 Gliding Scholarship Opportunities For Junior Glider Pilots There are currently a range of gliding scholarships available to support the training and development of younger pilots, both pre- and post-solo. The opportunities available  for the junior glider pilot, and accepting applications at present are: Philip Wills Memorial Fund Scholarships. Full details of the PWMF scholarships […]

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New ESGC Gliding Website

A Fresh Soaring Website for 2014

Welcome to Essex & Suffolk Gliding Club’s new soaring website. We do hope that our fresh offering delivers the information you are looking for quickly and efficiently, whether you are a member of the public looking to experience the thrill of Gliding or a fellow pilot searching for some information. We offer a huge range […]

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Sky Heart

LAPL Medicals & Heart Disease

By Vernon Bettle – ESGC’s resident AME This post compliments Den’s post regarding EASA pilot licensing, and the article in the current S&G on LAPL medicals. As I think most of you know, I am a GP and medical examiner for the CAA and have done a number of LAPL pilot medicals – and been […]

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