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Windy Caburn

Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
22 Sep 2016
Takeoff site: 
Mount Caburn

When we arrived at the top of Caburn there was nobody and no wind. Pete arrived soon after and within 20 minutes the wind was getting really strong. We flew around a bit, getting nice heights and pushing forward. Then Crispin left the hill. Soon after I got a fabulous climb and there was lots of lift. The clouds started to form inland and all was looking so promising. However, just after Laughton it all went wrong. I didn’t have enough height to cross the woods and took the drastic (bad) decision to go round them to the south, which got me on the ground quite quickly.

SHG Bash

A big thanks to Andraus and his team for the great food.
Stars came out about 8 pm and the fire was great.
Thanks to all those that came and a big thankyou to all that helped with the marquee etc.
Special thanks to Catherine and Gary, also Mark for his firemaking.

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Coaching Evening and new pilot induction

29 Sep 2016 - 19:30
29 Sep 2016 - 22:19

The usual end of the month thursday at Glynde.

7.30 till 8 induction for new members.

8 till 10 ish is still no topic.

If any one has any requests for speakers or topics let me know and I will see what I can do between now and then.

Updates once I have something.

Party Postponed until 10-9-2016

Start: 10 Sep 2016 - 17:00
End: 11 Sep 2016 - 13:00
To those planning to attend the SHGC bash this weekend, it is being postponed for one week due to the rain and gusty winds forecast for Saturday evening. The Summer Bash will now be taking place on Saturday 10th September, from 5pm onwards. There will still be a hog roast, beer, plenty of space for camping and the all important roaring fire.

Andreus will cook us fabulous food. Mark will stoke the fire, tunes will be played, beer and wine drunk on a balmy Autumn evening.

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Gin Carabiners

A faulty gin carabiner has been brought to my attention.

The internal spring has become displaced or suchlike such that it appears to close but has not actually engaged with the locking pin. See picture.

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Lightness 2 Lumbar strap

A lightness two lumbar strap failed in flight recently.
The harness in question had been SIv'd and had a few hours on it but was not in generally worn condition.
Please check your lumbar straps where they pass through the adjustment buckles.

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Sup'Air harness buckles - no doubt other brands to follow. Different buckle to previous S/N

Unfortunately only in French at present:

http://www.supair.com/document/safety/Safety-note_boucle-alu-T_2016-06_F...

Approximately translated as 'the safety T lock buckles numbered in the S/N have opened unpredictably in flight. The fault is not visible. stop flying any harness so equipped now...'