Published September 28, 2015
Pupils from the RAF section of the Combined Cadet Force at Shrewsbury School made good progress last term ending with a successful Camp at the beginning of July. A few of the cadets are so keen that they have been coming up to the Club in the summer holidays. Congratulations to Alfie Yeoward and Ed Jones on going solo and converting to the K23. Further congratulations to Ed on going solo on the main winch!
Alfie Yeoward and Ed Jones
Published September 21, 2015
Steve Pozerskis (“Poz” – long time friend of the Mynd, Gliding in general and Junior Gliding in particular) along with a few friends and a few gliders is planning to be at the club for the weekend of 13/14/15 November*, which sounds like the perfect excuse to have a party, both in the air and on the ground! The flying program will be weather dependent, so we’ll make something up on the day, but aiming to keep it as engaging as possible. Evening entertainment will centre around the bar and that big long dining table – mark it in your diary and let’s make it a classic weekend.
*His birthday he claims – not exactly sure which one, but probably a number less than 26 … again!
Published September 20, 2015
A beautiful warm sunny day with no wind saw a large fleet of gliders out on the field early, including our visitors from Lasham. Unfortunately they remained on the field for a large part of the morning due to a problem with the winch, but it was all sorted by the time the thermals started. Mark S did the check flights and annual checks, Walter flew the trial lessons, Harry E made further progress with his solo flying and did a 30 minute soaring flight, while Tony Adams flew the T21.
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Published September 14, 2015
Saturday started off with low cloud, but after lunch there was a stiff Westerly. good ridge lift and thermals, Neal Clements flew the course while Mike Rogers flew the trial lessons, Mark and Rob rigged and explored the local ridges manages to scrape back onto the ridge, all in all a great afternoon of ridge and thermal flying
Sunday started with low cloud and a gentle South Easterly breeze. The cloud soon lifted and Nigel flew the trial lessons while the CFI did the check flights and training. Tim Bird got the longest soaring flight of the day in the K23 (again!).
Congratulations to Steve Briggs who went solo again after a 7 year break, then converted to the K23, well done Steve.
Another great weekend at the Mynd, thanks to everyone who helped out.
Published August 31, 2015
Congratulations to Alan Swan, Rod Hawley and Dave Crowson for winning MGC task week 2015 in Duo Discus 494, Alan Swan received the trophy from CFI and syndicate partner Mike Greeenwood
Published August 30, 2015
Saturday’s task was MYN – Rodneys Pillar – Hay on Wye – Old Radnor – Myn.
Yet again the weather didn’t play ball with very little thermal activity and massive shower cells. The day was put to good use as both Harry and Alfie went solo, congratulations to both.
Total Scores as it stands:
Total results after 5 for @ TaskWeek2015
||Duo Discus T
||Duo Discus T
||Twin Astir Trainer FG
||Cirrus B 18.34m
||JS 1 Revelation
Published August 29, 2015
Saturday 22nd – Sunshine and Showers, no task set, we dismantled the lean to and cut down trees and moved caravans in preparation for the new building
Sunday 23rd – Sunshine and Showers, local flying
Monday 24th – Sunshine and showers, local flying, Vincent completed his Bronze tests
Tuesday 25th – Sunshine and showers, local flying
Wednesday 26th – Task Set!
Mynd – Old Radnor – Hay-on-Wye – Seighford Runway – Camphill – Mynd
494 won the day
JF – Turned Seighford Hangar not runway. Engine home from about Ironbridge
HCA – Landed 53.065018 1.990144 Basford Green on way to Camphill with Vincent nd Rob on board
288 – Landed 53 04.104 2 00.955 Basford Green on way to Camphill
KA – Turned Old Radnor, started engine at about Hay East on way to Hay
Thursday 27th – Sunshine and showers, local flying
Friday 28th – Task set! MYN-LEO-TNW-NET-MYN
Dave Darcy in 288, Julian and Vincent in JF, Rod and Dave in 494 all landed out, KA went round the task twice with the aid of the iron donkey. Results not in yet
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