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XC tips from a beginning XC pilot.

23 Feb 2017 - 19:30
23 Feb 2017 - 22:00

Induction for new pilots form 7.30 to 8pm ;
From 8pm
Ked Shayer is a pilot with around four years flying experience who managed a few good xc flights last year. He'll give a talk on xc tips from the beginner xc pilot's perspective, trying to highlight a few things that he's learned about flying xc in the UK. The talk is primarily aimed at pilots looking to get into xc or turn 10 km flights into 50 km flights, but Ked would be keen to have some more experienced pilots attend to add their views

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Flight theory and instruments - pilot lecture 3

26 Jan 2017 - 19:30
26 Jan 2017 - 22:00

This will be held at Glynde Social club

Induction for new pilots 7.30 pm to 8pm

Then from 8pm

The final section of the pilot exam lectures. For this part you should:
• be able to explain in detail how a wing creates lift, including the relevance of venturi tubes and Bernoulli's
• be able to define and use terms such as chord line, angle of attack, aspect ratio, centre of pressure,
• be able to describe the aerodynamics of the stall
• be able to simply describe factors affecting stability in pitch, roll and yaw

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Pilot Lecture Part 2 Meteorology and inducrion

24 Nov 2016 - 19:30
24 Nov 2016 - 22:00

New pilot induction from 7:30 till 8pm followed by part 2 of the pilot lectures

This month its meteorology.

You dont have to have gone to the last one to go to this one.

Even if you are not doing the exam but just want to go over the data then come along.

Topics to be covered:

understand the relationship between wind direction and areas of high and low pressure
• be able to describe in detail a cold front and a warm front (typical clouds, conditions, pressure changes,
wind changes)

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Coaching evening Pilot Exam Talk - Air Law and Navigation

27 Oct 2016 - 19:30
27 Oct 2016 - 22:30

Induction for new CPs 7.30 till 8 pm

The 8 pm till around 10pm
This months coaching evening is the start of the pilot exam talks. We will go through the entire syllabus for this section. Its for anyone who is thinking about moving from CP to Pilot. Even if you dont have all your tasks done yet come along. If you are already pilot rated but want to go over some of the data again then come along as well.
NOTE: These talks are not a replacement for you doing your own study. I dont expect anyone to pass the exam just by going to the talks.

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Coaching Evening and new pilot induction

29 Sep 2016 - 19:30
29 Sep 2016 - 22:19

The usual end of the month thursday at Glynde.

7.30 till 8 induction for new members.

8 till 10 ish is still no topic.

If any one has any requests for speakers or topics let me know and I will see what I can do between now and then.

Updates once I have something.

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Coaching evening and Induction for new members

28 Jul 2016 - 19:30
28 Jul 2016 - 22:30

Carrying on from June's evening we will continue the theme of weather, forecasts and improving your flying.

We touched on RASP last time so in this session will cover this in more details and go through the tephigrams (RASP Soundings) in more detail.

I will grab some from July and go over these.

We will also look at things like your first XC, getting away from the Dyke and airspace.

Plus any coaching questions you might have.

7.30 to 8 will be induction for new members then 8 till around 10 ish the coaching evening.

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Coaching evening for newer pilots

30 Jun 2016 - 19:30
30 Jun 2016 - 22:22

7.30 to 8 will be induction for new members and this will be followed at 8 pm with the coaching evening.

Mainly for newer pilots ( or anyone who wants to turn up - but geared for lower air time). Essentially its an open question evening so you can ask what you like about paragliding and I will do my best to come up with some sensible answers. Anything in particular you want covered let me know. But I will be going over these areas:

Thermalling for beginners.
The new BHPA Foundation skills syllabus (This has not yet been officially released but I have an advanced copy of it)