AIM HIGHER ground school: Sunday 4th March

This ground school event will be of special interest to up-and-coming pilots and intermediates with ambitions to improve their soaring skills and achieve more from cross-country flying in the coming season.

Further details to be announced, but for now, SAVE THE DATE in your diary!

Presenters and panel experts:  Tony Cronshaw, Mike Smith and Steve Woolcock

Cambridge Winter Lectures 2018

Thanks to Colin Smithers for organising the Cambridge Winter Lectures 2018, starting on 25th January.

Details are as follows:-

Venue: Cambridge GC Clubhouse, Gransden Lodge A/F

Time: Thursday evenings at 7.30p.m. Bar open from 7 p.m.

25th Jan     Mike Foale         Space in-between Gliding [FULLY BOOKED: WAITING LIST ONLY]

Long term CGC member Dr Mike Foale, CBE, takes us on a journey through his flying career from gliding at Duxford through becoming an astronaut and veteran of six space missions. He is the only NASA astronaut to have flown extended missions aboard both Mir and the International Space Station. Arrive early…

Pre-registration is required to anticipate numbers. Please send an email by midnight Sun 21st Jan to colin.smithers@plextek.com entitled ‘Space Lecture’   stating how many in your party. Your mail will be acknowledged, or try again.

15th Feb    Nick Keen           The inspiring work of MAF

Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organisation that sees their pilots flying single engine aircraft over unlandable terrain using basic airstrips to deliver humanitarian services in under-developed areas around the world. This illustrated talk will describe the organisation, its pilots, its aircraft and some of its adventures.

1st Mar      Paul Ruskin       Glider conspicuity: Flarm, PilotAware & others

We all know about Flarm, but the world of electronic conspicuity is getting complicated with transponders, ADSB and now PilotAware (plus others!).  Paul Ruskin will give a (not too technical) overview of the technologies, how they might be best used by us, and look into the future.  A PilotAware system will be on show.

15th  Mar   Mike Benson      CAA safety evening

As the soaring season approaches and the less current of us come out of hibernation, a timely reminder of all things safety. These evenings are always informative, thought provoking, up to date and frankly, essential viewing.

12th April  TBA                     Watch this space

Prize giving on Sunday 17th December at 4.30pm and trophy winners for 2017

This year’s trophy winners have now been published on the website (see Members / Trophies). As you will see there have been some impressive flights, some new names, and a new trophy – the Shark Challenge.

Prize giving will be on Sunday December 17th at 4.30pm. The bar will be open and mulled wine will be on sale. Traditionally, members bring mince pies or similar eatables of a Christmas flavour to share around and enjoy with the mulled wine: you are invited to continue the tradition.

In addition to awarding the trophies we will be celebrating other flying accomplishments and milestones achieved by members over the year (see the Achievements page on the website). You don’t need to be a trophy winner to enjoy the evening so come along and see what your fellow pilots have managed to do. Children are of course very welcome.

Enjoy!

Mike