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Latest Instructor and Coach newsletter

November 2017 now available - see the bottom of the page : Click here for a complete list
All the club bulletins are on the same page too.

Busy Dyke Sky

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

Dyke Ridge Run - surprisingly good day compared to what I expected. There was about 1.5 hours where it was moderately thermic and out and return was possible along the ridge. I was pleased to see quite a few people go for it with varying degrees of success and a few I expect with a longish walk back. Fron't of take off was incredibly crowded and as usual airmanship was not up to everyone's expectation.

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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.

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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.

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777 Brake Pulleys

Apparently a number of 777 Rooks have had issues with pulleys jamming.
Don't assume that other 777 gliders are unaffected.

Please check yours and keep checking them.

777 are offering a fix.

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Jojo wings Instinct Paraglider

BHPA safety notice attached.