Paul Robinson from ESGC on the Eastern Region ICL: Our club has been competing in the Inter Club League for many years, I did my first in 1984 flying Red Bear. At that time the Cambridge University Gliding Club was entered into the Eastern Region and we flew at Duxford, free entry into the museum!. […]
The BGA April 2017 Newsletter can be found here with our Bradley Soanes receiving acknowledgment for his notable 20,000 ft wave flight from Lleweni Parc yesterday!
Competition Report ESGC took Saturday with flying colours as each of it’s pilots won their class. The luck was on our side as George Green’s logger failed, but Rob Lockett was flying the task, too. He was the fastest of the pundits and got the 3 points for ESGC. Vernon Bettle managed to top the Intermediate […]
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 […]
Dramatic cloud streets from London to Norwich gave us over 20 minutes of broken soaring conditions today.
It’s worth taking some time to check out the Sailplane Grand Prix currently taking place at Worcester in South Africa. They set a 712k task on Day 1 – flown mostly without turning! Subsequent days have been averaging tasks of 400k that can be experienced via live coverage on the web link above.
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]