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Inter Club League

Our first 2015 Inter Club League event is being held for three days this Bank Holiday weekend at Tibenham. ESGC have some volunteer pilots to cover the majority of slots but we still need more help – please check out this table and contact Andreas if you can assist in some way, either flying or […]

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Den Heslop 170k

First 2014 Cross Country Gliding Day

A challenging initial cross country gliding day with Den Heslop and Rob Lockett declaring a 170k triangle. Den managed to get home after a low grovel near Stowmarket but Rob landed out close to home. A good start on the National Ladder 🙂 Many other rewarding flights from Wormingford today with Graham Winch climbing to […]

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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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A record flight, by Rob Lockett.

Tibenham to Truro in an old Olympia 2b by Rob Lockett. Flicking through the ancient pages of my Olympia 2b’s glider logbook it appears that in the 1950’s and 1960’s pilots were duty bound to crash following any kind of winch launch failure or other eventuality, no matter how minor. Several times this practice led […]

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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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