Crispin Rose-Innes's picture

Ditched at Ditchling

Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
25 Jul 2017
Takeoff site: 
Devils Dyke

Very overcast at first then a prolonged lull with little thermic activity at low level after which things changed quite dramatically. On my third flight I had a very good climb out with Steve Uzochukwu, Grita and another pilot on a red 777. Base was low but not threatening. Drifting east towards New Timber with Steve, an XC certainly looked possible. Reaching the point of no return I took a chance. Steve turned back as did the 777 and now on my own I decided to push on.

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Induction for new members

27 Jul 2017 - 19:30
27 Jul 2017 - 21:00

At Glynde Social club there will be an induction meeting for new members.

This will be followed by a short coaching evening, mainly for the new members or new low air timers to cover some basics to help with their flying.

Steve Purdie's picture

XC hounds beware 2

J0166/17: Temporary restricted area activated
Q) EGTT/QRTCA/IV/BO/W/000/040/5104N00110E003
RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) FOR FOLKESTONE AIRSHOW. RESTRICTION OF
FLYING REGULATIONS MADE UNDER ARTICLE 239 OF AIR NAVIGATION ORDER
2016 AIC M 035/2017 WILL REFER. NO ACFT IS TO FLY WI CIRCLE RADIUS
3NM CENTRED ON 510423N 0011029E (FOLKESTONE, KENT) EXCEPT THOSE
FLYING WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE FOLKESTONE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
MEMORIAL DAY FLYING DISPLAY DIRECTOR WHO MAY BE CONTACTED ON 07769
683345. THESE RESTRICTIONS ALSO APPLY TO THE OPERATION OF ALL SMALL

Steve Purdie's picture

XC hounds beware!

J0170/17: Temporary restricted area activated
Q) EGTT/QRTCA/IV/BO/AW/000/035/5109N00039E003
RESTRICTED AREA (TEMPORARY) AT LASHENDEN/HEADCORN. RESTRICTION OF
FLYING REGULATIONS HAS BEEN MADE UNDER ARTICLE 239 OF THE AIR
NAVIGATION ORDER 2016. AIC M043/2017, WHICH INCLUDES A MAP, REFERS.
NO ACFT IS TO FLY WI AREA BOUNDED BY CIRCLE RADIUS 3NM CENTRED AT
510923N 0003840E (LASHENDEN/HEADCORN AD) EXCEPT ACFT FLYING WITH
PRIOR PERMISSION OF THE HEADCORN BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL DAY
FLYING DISPLAY DIRECTOR WHO MAY BE CONTACTED ON 07977 901711. THIS

davem's picture

Latest BHPA Club Bulletin

June 2017 now available - Click here for a complete list
Also latest Instructor and Coach newsletter on the same page.

Steve Purdie's picture

Safety Bulletin: EASINESS and EASINESS 2 reversible harnesses

http://www.advance.ch/en/home/news-pages/sicherheitsmitteilung-retter-ve...

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.