Neville Styke's picture

Cold Afternoon at Bo Peep.

Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
21 Feb 2018
Takeoff site: 
Bo Peep

I got there a little late but there were narrow, punchy thermals through until 16:00 and maybe later. 5 hangies and a few P/Gs flew.

davem's picture

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.

Hairy Dave's picture

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.

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.