Neville Styke's picture

Not much good at the Dyke.

Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
19 Aug 2017
Takeoff site: 
Devils Dyke

Well, John and I were at the Dyke. It was a bit off to the west. I was clipped in, in front of the pub and could see a thermal coming from the gap, coincident with a patch of sunlight. The sunny area had only just got to the power lines when the thermal was in front of me, so I took off into lively 2-up lift and climbed 600'. As I was drifting behind the Dyke, I pulled forwards but seemed to be out of the lift so I headed to Newtimber.

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.

mariusz.airborne's picture

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.

Steve Purdie's picture

Today's Mid-Air Collision...

If anyone has any video of the mid-air collision at Mount Caburn today please would you send it to Dave Thompson at the BHPA. Please also let me have a copy if you would.

By a complete miracle nobody was fatally injured, but one of pilots was hospitalised (edit) with what transpired to be very serious injuries that will put him out of action for most of this season.