Bannerdown News - From September 2013


Having flown his first solo in August, Aden has wasted no time in getting converted to the single seat K18.

Aden in the K18

Ben Dews also converted to the LS8, the clubs high performance single seat glider.

Ben Dews in R3 the club LS8



Date posted: September 29, 2013 by admin

A new instructor

Congratulations to Andy Smith who has gained an Assistant Instructor rating.  Pictured second from the left, Andy completed the nine day course at Lee on Solent.

Andy Smith completes AsCat Course

Date posted: September 26, 2013 by admin

Look Here BGC Members!

The Bannerdown Forum has been revamped and is now for members only.   Go look!

The committee will be using it to inform us of various changes.  The first is already there.   If you like flying for more than 10 minutes – then the read the latest CFI Blog post in the forum!   Good News or Bad News?  You’ll have to check for yourself – but it will affect the pennies in your wallet (or purse)!

Date posted: September 10, 2013 by admin

50 km – Silver Leg

Congratulations to Jon Butler who has now completed his 50km flight.   Jon has now completed his Silver Badge – Well Done!

The BGA Silver Badge requires completion of the following:

  • Height – a gain of height of 1000 metres (3281 feet) or more.
  • Distance – a flight on a straight course of 50km or more.
  • Duration – a flight of 5 hours or more.

A BGA Silver Badge is required to become an Instructor or to fly in a competition (an FAI sporting licence is also needed for Competitions).

Date posted: September 5, 2013 by admin