Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
25 Mar 2016
Takeoff site: 
Combe Gibbet

off on another whirlwind adventure

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Coaching evening Pilot Exam Talk - Air Law and Navigation

27 Oct 2016 - 19:30
27 Oct 2016 - 22:30

Induction for new CPs 7.30 till 8 pm

The 8 pm till around 10pm
This months coaching evening is the start of the pilot exam talks. We will go through the entire syllabus for this section. Its for anyone who is thinking about moving from CP to Pilot. Even if you dont have all your tasks done yet come along. If you are already pilot rated but want to go over some of the data again then come along as well.
NOTE: These talks are not a replacement for you doing your own study. I dont expect anyone to pass the exam just by going to the talks.

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.

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:

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...'