The winter at the club

The club will move to the winter schedule from the 1st October, with club flying on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and, of course, at weekends. Training flights, solo flying, trial flights, mutual flying, aerobatics and even some soaring will continue. The two seaters can be booked in the normal way, and most of the club’s single seat aircraft will remain rigged and ready to fly.

Over the Christmas period there will not be club flying on Christmas Eve (Sunday) or Christmas Day (Monday). Flying will continue on Wednesday 27th December.

Similarly, over New Year there will not be club flying on New Year’s Eve (Sunday) or on New Year’s Day (Monday), with flying continuing on Wednesday 3rd January.

Other events this winter are:

  • Radiotelephony Course – this very useful course leads to a formal Flight Radiotelephony Operartor’s Licence. The 5 week course starts on 17th October
  • This year’s fireworks party will be held on Saturday October 28th. Tickets will go on sale soon.
  • Prizegiving will take place after flying on Sunday December 17th. Find out who wins what this year (will it be youth or experience?), and enjoy the bar, mulled wine, mince pies and tall stories.
  • We soon plan to announce an aerobatics programme to make best use of our new Perkoz. Keep a look out for announcements!
  • For those of you who are getting ready to stretch your wings, the 2018 Bronze Course is likely to run on Tuesday evenings starting on 23rd January and ending with the Bronze exam on 27th More details, including how to book your place, will be available nearer the time.
  • Also early in the New Year Colin Smithers will be organising our regular series of aeronautically themed winter lectures. Look out for the programme.

And for those of you looking for that extra challenge over the winter, the Kelman Clock trophy is there for the taking. This trophy is awarded for the longest handicapped flight around up to 3 turning points, launched from Gransden Lodge and achieved between October 1st and the end of GMT (so March 24th) inclusive.

So there’s plenty to do to keep involved with the club and hone your flying skills over the winter.