Cambridge Gliding Club Open Days June 15th & 16th – Anniversary of the First Post War Motor Race

What’s so special about June 16th 2024 and June 15th 1946 as well? June 16th 2024 is Father’s Day whilst on 15th June 1946 the first post WW II closed circuit motor race, organised by Cambridge University Automobile Club, was held at RAF Gransden Lodge and attracted some 35 entries over 12 races. For Saturday …

Women Take Flight at Go Gliding Weekend!

This weekend, women all across the country took part in the National Women’s Go Gliding Weekend! This initiative, aimed at introducing more women to the exhilarating world of gliding, generated a buzz of excitement and so much positive press coverage featuring the Cambridge Gliding Centre. We hosted ground instruction, simulator flights, and introductory aerotow flights …

General Aviation Safety Council presentation at CGC

Calling All Pilots: Spring Safety Refresher and Social at Gransden Lodge Airfield. Everyone is welcome! Brush up on safety and connect with fellow aviators at the General Aviation Safety Council (GASCo) presentation this Friday, April 26th! The event will be held at the Gransden Lodge Airfield clubhouse starting at 7:30 PM (with the bar opening …

Women’s Go Gliding Weekend – April 27th & 28th

The British Gliding Association is holding its first ever National Women Go Gliding weekend in 2024! This initiative is a partnership between the BGA, Women Gliding and the GoGliding campaign is the first of its kind. It hopes to encourage more women to try gliding and to show that it is an enjoyable and inclusive …

Look at Life Vol 01 Transport Sailing the Sky 1959

Comments from Andrew Hulme: “I have a vague recollection that the filming was somehow organised by Alex,but why I am not sure, given his occupation as a barrister for HMRC andgiven I was only 14 or so at the time. The winch was the Brute, (ex military Canadian Ford) . Note the Cambridgeregistration JER 188 …

Soaring

The video displays a glider circling within a thermal, accompanied by the sound emitted by the electronic variometer, or vario. The pitch of this sound alters to signal whether the glider is ascending or descending in the air, enabling the pilot to focus on flying without needing to glance at the instruments. Two variometers are …

Aerotow for City University

City University from London has established a tradition of bringing its engineering students with a keen interest in aviation to CGC, offering them a unique opportunity to engage in firsthand airborne data collection. Despite the harsh winter weather taking its toll on the grass runways, rendering them waterlogged and dotted with puddles, today marked a …

Inter-Club League

The Inter-Club League is a friendly competition among small number of nearby clubs (in our case: Gransden, The Gliding Centre – Husbands Bosworth and London Gliding Club – Dunstable). It is distributed over several weekends during the summer. Any member cleared for cross-country flying is eligible to join our teams. We can have up to 3 pilots …

Evening Flying

When the days grow longer and the clocks go forward, an intrepid band of volunteer crew and instructors come together to offer flying lessons for our members on Tuesday evenings. Evening gliding is an amazing experience! Starting at 6pm and running till sunset, these evening lessons are excellent for those building up experience in the …