Bannerdown News - From June 2014

Interclub League – Keevil

Bannerdown hosted the Interclub league at the weekend.

Saturday morning started with rain showers, and you would have been forgiven for thinking that it was going to be another scrubbed weekend.  However the weather men were correct!  The showers cleared and after lunch a task was briefed and the competitors were wasting no time getting airborne.

ICL Keevil 2014

After Jo and Jess had worked their magic in the Kitchen, the clubhouse remained full with good beer, music and perhaps a few tales.

Sunday again brought another flying day, although perhaps a little windy.

Results so far:

  1. Bath and Wilts – 37pts
  2. Bannerdown – 34pts
  3. Wyvern – 22pts
  4. Devon and Somerset – 18pts
  5. Mendip – 11pts
  6. Dartmoor – 8pts

The next round of the ICL is hosted by Devon and Somerset Gliding Club at North Hill on 28th/29th June.   Club members who want to complete in either the Pundit, Intermediate or Novice classes should contact Andy Smith.


Date posted: June 11, 2014 by admin

The achievements keep coming…

Mark Peters completed his 5 hour duration flight towards his Silver badge on Sunday.   After about four hours it was starting to look a bit more challenging with an overcast sky (looking up from the airfield anyway), but we didn’t see him back until well after the five hours. Well Done.

Sam Davies converted to the K18 – well done.  He didn’t seem too impressed with his first flight. It was a short flight with a Police helicopter buzzing around the airfield trying to find an accident. So he took another launch and went soaring for a bit – nice one.

Date posted: June 2, 2014 by admin

Another First Solo!

Congratulations to Adam Day on his first solo.

 Adam Day's first Solo

And to quote “I got much higher without the instructor in the back”

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Not much Soaring but Aero’s instead…

The weather didn’t play ball for the planned “Soaring Week” at Bannerdown.  However there was still a tally of achievements for the week.

Guy Westgate visited to teach the Standard Aerobatics Badge.  Congratulations to Jon Lomas, Jon Pickering, Tim Dews and  Jake Mathews visiting from Seahawk Gliding Club (RNAS Culdrose).  More club members are progressing through their training too!

Having Fun

We shouldn’t forget Sam Arnold’s solo, on her 14th Birthday!

Well done to all!


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