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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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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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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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London Southend Airport

Southend Airport Airspace Grab!

As anticipated, London Southend Airport are looking to acquire a huge slice of Class D airspace which, if granted, will extend from the Thames estuary all the way up to Clacton, and effectively  making glider flights to our South untenable. Can we do anything to counter this proposal? AOPA’s statement indicates that it’s a done […]

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