Bannerdown News - From June 2013

Inter Club League Round 3 – Scrubbed

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club hosted round Three of the Inter Club League at the weekend.   Although the flying was scrubbed due to the weather – pilots from Mendip and Bannerdown made the trip to North Hill for the evening entertainment.

Round Four is hosted by Wyvern Gliding Club at Upavon on 13th-14th July.

Date posted: June 25, 2013 by admin

Attention all Duo Discus pilots

With immediate effect, no suction mounts are to be used on the inside of 16’s canopy.

The force required to set and seal a suction cup mount for a PDA/PNA on the inside of the canopy is believed to have contributed to the recent failure of the canopy hinge.

Pilots are to be reminded the LX system, complete with a colour display cost over £5k (and there is always a map) 😉

Date posted: June 10, 2013 by Carl

Inter-club League – Round Two – Keevil

Round 2 of the Inter-club League was held at Keevil over the weekend 1st and 2st June.  

“Great flying, great beer, great band!”

Results from Rounds Two:

  1. 33pts – Bannerdown Gliding Club, Keevil
  2. 27pts – Mendip Gliding Club, Halesland
  3. 24pts – Bath, Wilts & North Dorset Gliding Club, The Park
  4. 16pts – Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, North Hill
  5. 15pts – Wyvern Gliding Club, Upavon
  6. 5pts – Dartmoor Gliding Society, Dartmoor

Overall Results after Round Two:

  1. 46pts – Bannerdown Gliding Club, Keevil
  2. 39pts – Bath, Wilts & North Dorset Gliding Club, The Park
  3. 36pts – Mendip Gliding Club, Halesland
  4. 27pts – Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, North Hill
  5. 26pts – Wyvern Gliding Club, Upavon
  6. 7pts – Dartmoor Gliding Society, Dartmoor

The next round takes place 22nd and 23rd June hosted by Devon and Somerset Gliding Club at North Hill.

A few thanks that need to be passed on:

  • Ali Arnold and Jo Geraghty for keeping everybody fed and watered throughout the weekend.
  • Ian Harris for all his help from the initial meeting to organizing the band, beer and many other essential details.
  • Steve Tape for the fantastic tasks set, scoring the event – and doing the Met (maybe we overworked him a little!!)
  • Al Stacey for being Director.
  • The Scouts for their hard work they were much appreciated
  • Andy for entering Keevil into the ICL
  • Kate Lomas for the music
  • All the other club members who helped out!
Date posted: June 4, 2013 by admin

Soaring Week and more

There have been more achievements over the last few weeks:

  • Paul Jones flew his 50k to complete his Silver Badge,
  • Frank Soowamber flew (and flew) over 14 hours in a week.  He did his Silver height twice, and yes, he did achieve his 5 hours in that time!
  • Luke knight converted to the K18
  • Paul Randall got his 2 hour XC endorsement flight.
  • Mike Edwards did a 500km flight.
  • Tom Dews completed his Silver by doing a 120 km triangle (with a 50km leg).
  • Mike nearly took the wrong trailer to get the K18 from a field!
  • Ben and Gaz passed exams towards their NPPL.

There are no doubt some missing – well done to all!

Date posted: by admin