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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 πŸ™‚ 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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RL_7

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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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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