Local Meeting

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The Joy of XC - a Q & A session with Luke Nicol

27 Apr 2017 - 19:30
27 Apr 2017 - 21:30

Luke is well known in the hanggliding community for his skills and enthusiasm for the sport. Luke has now added paragliding to his list of activities and has just lauched himself into the XC scene with a blinding 200k flight.

Luke is hosting the coaching evening this month and will be doing a short talk folowed by Q & A.

Come along, get inspired , get some helpful data and get going with your own XC adventures.

This will be from 8pm

7.30 to 8 pm induction for new members

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SHGC AGM

8 Apr 2017 - 19:30
8 Apr 2017 - 22:00

A final reminder for this Saturdays AGM. 8th April 7.30 at the Glynde Social Club.
We now have a nomination for Membership Secretary but still none for the Social Secretary.
Dave from the Social Club will once again be supplying food paid for by the Club, as will your first drink. The club will be open from 6.00pm prior to the meeting commencing.

Copy of the agenda attached

Chris

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Coaching evening for newer pilots

30 Mar 2017 - 19:30
30 Mar 2017 - 22:00

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.
Getting ready for spring after the winter break
Choosing your site - RASP, weather etc.

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SHGC AGM CORRECTION AGM 8th APRIL

8 Apr 2017 - 19:30
8 Apr 2017 - 22:00

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY.

The 2017 SHGC Annual General Meeting will be held at the Glynde Social Club The Street Glynde BN8 6SS Saturday 8th April starting at 7.30 pm.

Dave from the Social Club will once again be supplying food paid for by the Club, as will your first drink. A vegetarian option will be available. The club will be open from 6.00pm prior to the meeting commencing.

Items for the agenda to me please. secretary@shgc.org.uk

Chris Aegerter's picture

SHGC AGM

8 Apr 2017 - 19:30
8 Apr 2017 - 22:00

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY.

The 2017 SHGC Annual General Meeting will be held at the Glynde Social Club The Street Glynde BN8 6SS Saturday 19th March starting at 7.30 pm.

Dave from the Social Club will once again be supplying food paid for by the Club, as will your first drink. A vegetarian option will be available. The club will be open from 6.00pm prior to the meeting commencing.

Items for the agenda to me please. secretary@shgc.org.uk

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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
theorem
• be able to define and use terms such as chord line, angle of attack, aspect ratio, centre of pressure,
washout
• be able to describe the aerodynamics of the stall
• be able to simply describe factors affecting stability in pitch, roll and yaw