Air law observance
I am just about to release an issue of windsock which is laden with rhetoric about the current poor observance of air law within our club.
I now hear that a serious mid-air collision occurred yesterday or thereabouts.
Firstly, if you witnessed the collision or the hang gliding crashes, please file an incident report with both the BHPA and the shgc.
Secondly, everybody needs to pull their socks up in this regard. We have had fatal mid-air collisions; We don't want any more.
It sounds to me that the time has come to re-establish the severe marshalling protocol of the days of yore, whereby every member was required to spend a certain number of weekends a year marshalling to ensure more sensible piloting by the remainder.
Full details will be thrashed out by the committee and published in due course.