SHGC Party

5 Sep 2015 - 17:00
6 Sep 2015 - 14:32

Dave has displayed his genius and we now have a paypal option to pay online on the SHGC website. http://www.shgc.org.uk/paypal

The weather is set fine for Saturday 5th September, maybe a bit too windy for flying,
so any volunteers to help erect the marquee would be great!

Simon

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[TRADE] Himalaya - XC flying

18 Oct 2015 - 14:00
4 Nov 2015 - 19:00

BOOK NOW, this trip will fill up! For our fourteenth year running, we are once more off to that most reliable and mellow thermal paradise, the green and luscious Indian Himalayan foothills.

Each year pilots with differing levels of experience, ranging from absolutely zero hours since qualifying to near Skygods come with us.

We always leave with experienced pilots and everyone always wants to go again. Most break all their personal bests! In 2011 we completed a 110 km out and return cross country flight, probably the longest guided group xc of all time...

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[TRADE] Himalaya - Learn to thermal & fly XC

2 Oct 2015 - 12:30
20 Oct 2015 - 19:00

BOOK NOW, this trip will fill up! For our fourteenth year running, we are once more off to that most reliable and mellow thermal paradise, the green and luscious Indian Himalayan foothills.

Each year pilots with differing levels of experience, ranging from absolutely zero hours since qualifying to near Skygods come with us.

We always leave with experienced pilots and everyone always wants to go again. Most break all their personal bests! In 2011 we completed a 110 km out and return cross country flight, probably the longest guided group xc of all time...

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Incident at Devil's Dyke 18 Aug 2015 - 15:30

Incident at Devil's Dyke 18 Aug 2015 - 15:30

An unknown pilot was observed flying aggressively, causing several pilots to take avoiding action. When a local instructor attempted to talk to him he was less than charming. It is not known if he is a SHGC member.

The club would like to trace the pilot in question to discuss the issue. He would not provide a name, but we have a reasonable description and ask if anyone recognises him, or can keep an eye out for him on the hills.

He was described as:

Glider: Ozone maybe.

Grey front with yellow rear I'd say an ENB low/mid range

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Pre-Flight Check or die #2!

For not the first time on our sites, a mid-air collision recently ensued when a pilot inflated his wing directly into the path of a flying glider. Not that long ago there was a similar incident at another UK club resulting in profound injury to the airborne pilot...

You absolutely must perform a pre-flight check before each and every inflation of your wing.

Inflating your glider in conditions too strong for your ability can also result in an uncontrolled departure, with risk of injury to bystanders.

SHGC Bash

5 Sep 2015 - 17:00
6 Sep 2015 - 12:00

Hi all!

The SHGC Summer Bash will be held on 5/9/2015.
That's the first weekend after the school holidays.
Unfortunately last years venue is not available but after much looking at various options and sites,
we will be revisiting a lovely field in between Ringmer and the A26.

Andraes will be spit roasting a lamb and he promised some other interesting goodies including a vegetarian option.
Vincent (The Master Baker) will provide all things bready!

A certain amount of Harveys and larger will be provided free.
The marquee with sound system for tunes.
Silly games.

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Festivals, Horse Trials, Country Fairs and any other 'Organised Open Air Assembly'

As the festival season is well upon us and pilots are flying cross country a timely reminder about the rules for open air assemblies is in order. The idiot paramotoring into Glastonbury will have added a lot of fuel to the CAA's drive to require licensing of FLPA pilots.

Whether you are flying powered or gliding:

- You must fly at least 1000 feet above any organised open air assembly.