Bannerdown News - From February 2013

K18 – R32 Annual Maintenance

R32 will need de-rigging and moving into the RH workshop no later than close of play Sunday 24 Feb. The annual maintenance and ARC will begin on 25 Feb, led by Al Stacey. Al will be very grateful for help so contact either Al or me if you can help out in any way – even an hour will benefit the Club. If people can lend a hand, we should be able to get the glider back on line for the following weekend.

Date posted: February 16, 2013 by Carl

Inter-Club League – P2 required

I’ll be looking for a P2 to sit in the back of Duo XLT ’16’ for the Inter-Club from Mendip at the end of July (for just one day). This is exactly what we’ll have 16 for! I’ll pay for two thirds of the flight and I’ll ask the P2 to pay one third. I know our CFI is deciding whether it might be safer to operate the Duo from Keevil so we might have to fly over to Mendip to make a start. To get the most from a potential XC flight, the P2 should be post bronze, be prepared to spend most of the day in the glider and not suffer from airsickness although we’ll share the flying (I’ll reserve the right to do the difficult bits!). GSH preferable; FSH not required etc…

Catch me at the Club…


Date posted: by Carl

16 Turbo DI Guide and Fuel ‘how to’ guide

A revised Turbo DI guide and a Turbo fuel ‘How to’ guide have been added to the website. Please take a look so you are ready to take advantage of our new glider.

Date posted: February 3, 2013 by Carl

The new 16

Our new Duo Discus XLT ’16’ has now been test flown at the factory in Germany and is ready for collection. Plans are being made to collect it as soon as we can. Come out and fly it!

Date posted: February 1, 2013 by Carl