EASA Pilot Licence Conversions

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 […]

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Dawn Gliding

Sunrise – our call to action

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 […]

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Motor Glider

Gaz is back!

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 […]

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Sunrise Gliding

Longest Day – Special Flying Offer!

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 […]

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Putting them to bed

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 […]

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ESCG Gliding Newsletter

ESGC On Circuit Newsletter No7 2013 by Adrian Tills

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 […]

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Andy Sanderson TMA Flight

Third Time Lucky…

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 […]

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