22 May Sportability visit.
Yesterday saw the annual visit of the Sportability group. We had twelve guests, some of whom had travelled considerable distances to get here - Southend-on-Sea being the furthest. They were rewarded with good soaring conditions, and all got soaring flights. Bruno, Tim and Lech instructed, helped by David S., Andy and Charlie.
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Here is the entry list for Shenington Regionals 2019. We have 32 confirmed places as there is a problem with the Google form of one entry which may be a google issue. Also note that Guy Glover and Mike Costin are both on the list but they normally fly a two seater together. I suspect this is a double entry but will not assume so until they confirm. It is very likely that Jane & Steve Nash who are first on the waiting list will get in too.
There is usually some movement on the entry list so many of those on waiting list may end up with a place. We are still accepting entries, and once we've rechecked the data we will be in contact via email in the next few days.
Sunday, 11 November 2018
Day dawned sunny & windy but we were short of an instructor due to illness so club flying only. Probably just as well as the weather wasn't the best for trial lessons. First two flights were in the sunshine, then we had the start of the grey stuff.
Big task of the day was to get the small (and by now very grubby) feral kitten out of the internals of the launch-point bus! Although it made a great deal of noise it remained un-tempted by bacon and cat munchies and fled to the engine. Brent gets the award for tenacity - he managed to extract it finally, but got very mauled in the process, then he & Jan got it back to the clubhouse where it did a runner.
When it rained the first time, the heavens opened so heavily that Graeme couldn't immediately make it back to the bus after securing the glider with other club members! The rest of us sheltered in cars or on the bus...
Luckily the edge of the cloud came through quite swiftly, after which the wind was more southerly.
Everyone got to fly, some more than once, and DVX was thoroughly cleaned twice as a side effect.
Many thanks to Bob P for winching all day, and to Jan for womaning the log. All in all a very pleasant day with friends.
Wednesday, 7 November 2018
The Shenington Regionals entry will be by Google Forms. The entry form can be found at
The form is quite simple and only a minimum amount of contact information is needed so you don’t need to worry about registering loggers or up-loading files. We will chase you for that later!
Please note that the entry will open at exactly 20:00 GMT on Thursday 15th November and any entries received before this time will be excluded. (You can of course check out the form beforehand). Google forms will time-stamp your entry to the second using their own time servers and the entry and reserve list will be on a first come - first entered basis. If there are multiple entries with the same time stamp we will hold a lottery to determine priority. We will endeavour to publish the entry list on the Shenington Regionals Site within a day or two.
The entry fee will be £220 as last year, and we ask that a deposit of £50 is paid by 21st December, with the balance paid by 28th February 2019.
We look forward to seeing you in 2019