Radiotelephony Course

This October Simon and Richard will again be running their RT course leading to a formal Flight Radiotelephony Operartor’s Licence. This is becoming more and more useful as we are encouraged to talk to more airfields and airports.

The course will run for five consecutive Tuesdays in the club house starting at 7.30pm on October 17th and finishing on November 14th. Individual exam appointments will be arranged with the candidates thereafter – only two can be accommodated per evening. For more information about what’s involved, take a look at Simon and Richard’s website: www.rtcourses.co.uk

The cost is £190 payable directly to Simon. There is an additional fee of £73 payable to the CAA for the issue of the licence.

The maximum number of places is 8, and it will be a case of first come first served, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To book your place, please email Mike Samuels at secretary@camgliding.uk .

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.

Enjoy!

Mike

Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Cambridge Gliding Club Limited at 6pm in the clubhouse on Saturday 12th August 2017

 

Dear All,

We will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Cambridge Gliding Club Limited at 6pm in the clubhouse on Saturday 12th August 2017.

The purpose of the EGM will be to agree the change of the Club’s subscription year to the 1st April.

We need a quorum of 25 voting members to make this change, so we have chosen the second Saturday of the Cloud Rally as the date of the EGM, when we hope many members will be present after a good day’s flying and before a good evening of socialising and barbecuing! The meeting itself should be very short, so should not interrupt the flow of the evening’s drinking / entertainment.

Further details about this change are attached below from Andrew Hulme, Club Treasurer.

Looking forwards to see you there.

Kind regards,

Michael Samuels

Secretary, Cambridge Gliding Club Limited

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Dear All,
At the AGM on the 9th March 2017 there was overwhelming support for changing the Club’s subscription year to the 1st April but no formal vote was possible as appropriate notice of the change had not been issued prior to the meeting.

This change will suit new members and existing member alike and the club committee  believes that payment of annual subscription renewals are likely to be made more promptly.  A practical way of changing has been suggested by having two consecutive 9 month subscription periods with appropriately reduced subscriptions.

For example, the annual subscription (twelve months from 1/10/2017) was agreed at the AGM as £595 or if the period change is agreed then this would be £446.25 for 9 months.  Similar pro-rata figures were agreed for all other classes of membership.

The proposed change has been embodied in a replacement rule 9.1 which needs to be approved at a General Meeting and will be implemented if the rule change is passed by the EGM on the 12th August.

The existing rule:-

9.1 Annual membership subscriptions are due at the beginning of the Club’s financial year which shall run from 1 October to 30 September inclusive. A General Meeting of the Club shall determine each year, or more frequently should the need arise, the subscriptions to be paid by the following categories of members:

Full Flying

Overseas

Solo-flying spouse

Young Adult

Tug pilot

Associate.

The suggested new rule:-

9.1 Annual membership subscriptions are due at the beginning of the Club’s subscription period which shall run from 1 October 2017 to 30 June 2018 (9 months) then 1 July 2018 to 31 March 2019 (nine months) and thereafter annually from 1 April each year to the following 31 March inclusive. A General Meeting of the Club shall determine each year, or more frequently should the need arise, the subscriptions to be paid by the following categories of members:

Full Flying

Overseas

Solo-flying spouse

Young Adult

Tug pilot

Associate.

A J Hulme

Treasurer, Cambridge Gliding Club Limited