The Winter Lectures have now been finalised. Please see the updated program below:
As ever the regular spot is Thursdays at 7.30 pm in the clubhouse, bar open from 7.
All welcome. Tell your mates.
Winter Lectures Co-ordinator
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23rd Jan David Tew Tephigrams: What they can tell us
David will be giving us a thorough and detailed look at Tephigrams, how they are generated, what the lines mean, their basic interpretation and what they can be used to predict about the flying day ahead. Bring a notepad, pencil and some Ibuprofen, as this is packed full and fast moving.
6th Feb Keith Wilson – professional aviation photographer
Keith will give us a spectacular presentation of his work. He has been before, it is really good stuff and this is his latest and freshest material ….
20th Feb Finn Sleigh From Ab Initio to the Junior Worlds
CGC’s own Finn Sleigh describes his personal journey from first flights via the highs and lows of an intensive training program to a silver podium position in the Junior Worlds last year.
5th Mar Sharing the airspace around RAF Lakenheath
USAF operational staff from Lakenheath Approach will describe what they get up to and what we need to be aware of. Previous visits have shown that this can be a mutual opportunity. Essential viewing if you fly close to the places they do. And that’s most of us, by the way.
19th Mar An introduction to Nav aids and conspicuity devices
By request a talk for early solo pilots on modern navigational aids of varying cost and complexity, and of conspicuity devices such as Flarm. Lecturer TBD.
2nd Apr Now We Are Silver
A panel of middle experienced CGC pilots will take us on their journeys from silver and through uncharted waters beyond the main training syllabus to being an established and self-motivated pilot.
Below are the dates for the 2020 round of Annual Refresher Courses.
The courses will have one instructor for every two students with a maximum of four course members and two instructors each day. The course content will be confirmed nearer the time but will include the mandatory Stalls and Spins / Winch Launch Failures plus other fun flying, interspersed with talks and discussions on interesting flying topics – Come ready with some topics of your own!
Annual Refreshers (or the more formal Annual Check) are mandatory for Solo Pilots.
Please contact Joanne, in the office to book your Annual Refresher course.
Alternately you can arrange an Annual Check via the Two Seater booking system (Both midweek and on weekend days when Refresher Courses are not active), however remember that the Perkoz or Puchacz will be required for the Stalling / Spinning elements of the check.
Also bear in mind that the Refresher Courses will allow time for briefings & discussions on topics that the flying committee believe are key to maintaining and improving flight safety, whilst these may not necessarily be covered when instructors are performing their ‘normal’ weekend duties. Of course, you could always attend the Refresher briefings if the weather is inclement or the Refresher Course fully booked and then carry out the required flying on another day.
As a reminder, Basic Instructors and those members exercising a Passenger Rating should fly their Annual Checks / Refresher with a Fully Rated Instructor.
Dates of the Refresher courses where at least one full cat is available are: