Winter midweek days of operation

Dear All,

 

For the eagle eyed amongst you, you may have noticed that we have decided to switch this winter’s days of operation (from October to March) to Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Two seater booking is now available in the first week of October at https://members.camgliding.uk/ops/twoseatbookings.aspx

 

By doing this we hope to give ourselves more flexibility to hold courses during the winter months.

Rules for young persons staying on site, and access for emergency vehicles to the site

Dear All,

Following concerns being raised regarding the safety of people (particularly young people) staying on site in the event of a fire or emergency, we have put in place the following rules:-

CAMBRIDGE GLIDING CENTRE

RULES FOR YOUNG PERSONS STAYING ON SITE  

(to be read in conjunction with the BGA Blue Card on Child Protection)

AND ACCESS FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES TO THE SITE

  1. Members who wish to stay on site overnight must advise the Office administrator at least 24 hours of doing so, and book into the office upon arrival on site.
  2. To assist members and emergency services as to who is staying overnight, a dry whiteboard with a list of people staying overnight is to be placed near the alarm in the office.
  3. Cadets or young members may stay on site if they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
  4. Cadets (aged 13-17) or young members (aged 16-17) may stay on site without their parents or guardians provided that they:-
  • have given the office written permission by their parents or guardian to stay on site at least 24 hours ahead of their stay, including contact details for the parents / guardians and basic medical information about the person including allergies (e.g. penicillin, plasters, nut allergies etc),
  • have separate sleeping accommodation to adults (aged 18 or over) on site,
  • are under the supervision of an adult (aged 18 or over).

In the case of Cadets aged 13-15, they must be closely supervised by at least one of the CGC cadet leaders (currently Oliver Bosanko and Julia Robson) who must be DBS checked, and one other adult (aged 18 or over) who must also be DBS checked.

  1. Scout Groups staying on site are subject to their own processes which ensure constant supervision of the young people under their care.
  2. Given the nature and size of the airfield, in the case of the emergency services being called on site, they should be met at the gate if practicable (preferably by a person wearing a high visibility jacket), and directed to the location of the incident.
  3. When people under 18 are staying on site (whether Cadets, young members or a Scout group) the gate is to be left unlocked to allow immediate access by the emergency services.
  4. The gate will normally be left locked when only adults are staying on site, but may be left unlocked at their discretion. In case people on site do not have their own gate key. a key and a high visibility jacket will be kept in an easily accessible place in the office, for the purposes of unlocking the gate and directing the emergency services on site.

 

So if:-

  • people under 18 are staying on site, please make sure that gate is left unlocked,
  • you are staying on site overnight, please make sure you put your details on the whiteboard

I also attach a photo of the whiteboard …

… and you can access a copy of the BGA blue card on child protection here …

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Many thanks.

Kind regards,

Michael Samuels

Club secretary

Winter aerobatics training

We have arranged for Aerobatics training to run on three Saturdays through November (5, 19 & 26). Martin and Graham have very kindly agreed to provide theory and flying instruction. There will be a short ground school session each morning after the regular briefing. One K21 will be available and we will operate a traditional flying list. Put your name down and the instructors will do their best to work through the list.

The flying will be dependent upon the weather and the number of people on the list.

There is no need to book in advance for the Aerobatics Training. The earlier the glider and tug can be got ready in the morning the earlier you can start flying. Also, the earlier you arrive to get a the kit ready, the higher up the list you will be. There is no additional cost for the Aerobatics course, all flying is at normal club rates.

Depending on weather / demand / instructor availability we hope to extend the training through to the New Year and once everyone that wants to has got their Aerobatics endorsement we will look to arrange a basic Aerobatics competition (just for fun) so you can test out your new skills.

If you have any questions, please contact Justin (justin.brister@gmail.com)