First real ish flying day of 2018

Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
14 Jan 2018
Takeoff site: 
Bo Peep

There was a good land breeze at BoPeep and the sky was full of gliders. Small thermals rolling up the ridge till around 14:00. No real proper XC potential but I thought the day bode well for February being a good flying month.

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pilot exam Meterology and new pilot induction

25 Jan 2018 - 19:30
25 Jan 2018 - 22:00

Pilot induction from 7.30 pm

Met exam stuff from 8 pm at Glynde social club.
• understand the relationship between wind direction and areas of high and low pressure
• be able to describe in detail a cold front and a warm front (typical clouds, conditions, pressure changes,
wind changes)
• be able to identify some common high, medium and low cloud types, and give their approximate heights
• fully understand convection (the birth and development of a thermal, through to plotting the progress of a
thermal given the ELR and initial temperature)

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Brize Norton and Oxford airspace grab

Hi All

Brize Norton and Oxford aerodromes are trying to grab huge new amounts of airspace. Anyone in the club who flies XC from Thames Valley sites will be adversely affected.

Here's the link to the British Gliding Association's article on the subject

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BHPA Club Bulletin December 2017

December 2017 now available : Click here for a complete list
Hmm, looks like fees are going up. If you got the cheaper 'over 60' rate, you now need to be over 67...

All the Instructor and Coach newsletters are on the same page too.

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Skylarking about in South India

1 Jan 2018 - 19:00
15 Mar 2018 - 19:00

Hello Fellow Flyer.

It's that time again, when the nights start drawing in, to make plans for the winter migration.

South India offers fantastic weather, lovely people, stunning scenery, delicious food, excellent value for money and is one of the nicest places we've flown.

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Safety Bulletin: EASINESS and EASINESS 2 reversible harnesses

The connection between the V-lines and the reserve on all EASINESS and EASINESS 2 reversible harnesses must be changed at the next opportunity. A replacement connection line can be obtained from ADVANCE free of charge.

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Membership Renewals

Please can everyone check to make sure that you have renewed your 2017/2018 SHG Club membership, particularly if you do not have a standing order in place. There are currently 128 'members' who have not renewed in this current membership year. Whilst I know that some will have consciously decided not to renew, others may simply have forgotten (there are some 'seasoned' names on this list). Renewing your membership is simple and straightforward if you follow the steps and links on the SHGC website.