Bannerdown News - From August 2013

First Solo on 15th Birthday

Congratulations to Aden Jones who went solo yesterday on his 15th birthday.

CFI Ian Harris congratulates Aden Jones after his first Solo.

Aden is the second student of the Bannerdown / Abbeyfield School Junior Gliding Scheme to fly solo.

Date posted: August 12, 2013 by admin

Steve and Bob compete at Bicester Regionals

Steve Tape, flying his mighty DG200, finished 3rd in the Sport class at the 2013 Regionals held at Bicester.   Flying over 5 days with short tasks due to weather.  Only three of the days scored reasonable points with Steve winning the last two.

Bob Bromwich flew in the Open class in 290.   He placed a 2nd and 1st on days two and three.

Well done to both!

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Silver Completion

Frank Soowamber flew his 50km leg from Halton to Winstone to complete his Silver Badge.


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Gaz finishes in Second Place

Congratulations to Gaz Baker for finishing in 2nd Place in the 16th International Military Gliding Competition 2013.   The competition held in Holzdorf, Germany flew 8 competition days.

Gaz, the only British pilot in the competition, finished on 5687 points, just 134 behind the leader.

Well done!

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