Last weekend two of our junior glider pilots converted onto new sailplane types. First was junior pilot Ben L who, fresh from completing his Silver C in a single flight in our Astir CS-77, converted on Saturday to our LS4 … Continue reading
Last Sunday, 17 year old Junior Glider Pilot Ben L flew his first cross-country solo gliding flight from Stratford on Avon Gliding Club. After achieving my bronze and cross-country endorsement (Thank you Mike, Barry and Andy) I was keen to … Continue reading
We had a fantastic flying day on Sunday which was the first day of meteorological Autumn. Members were on site getting the ground equipment out from 0800. The morning briefing was packed with club members as well as visiting pilots … Continue reading
We had four more flying achievements in February this year… Junior glider pilot Ben L converted onto the club’s Astir CS77 G-FECO which is his first retractable-undercarriage and ballast-capable sailplane type. John H converted onto the club’s LS4 G-DEMG. David … Continue reading
At the end of February, Stratford Junior Sailplane Pilot Charlie W flew his first solo in K13 G-DCBW. Charlie was cleared for his first solo sailplane flight by senior full-cat instructor Andy S. Well done Charlie!
On Thursday 21st February, Barry P flew his first glider solo flight at Stratford on Avon Gliding Club. Barry was cleared for his first solo flight by senior Stratford full-cat instructor Allan W in K-13 G-DCBW. Well done Barry!
On Sunday, junior glider pilot Ed F flew solo for the first time at Stratford on Avon Gliding club making him the youngest solo pilot in the country! Ed was tested and authorised for his first solo by full-cat instructor … Continue reading
The CAA has notified the updated frequencies to be used by glider traffic from 3rd January 2019. The original frequencies and their updated frequencies are as follows: The complete list of sporting frequencies which will change are listed in CAP1606. … Continue reading
A quieter day than usual, Saturday saw many pilots away at the Bidford Regional gliding competition. Those pilots that arrived at Snitterfield however had a purpose in mind. Soon after her check ride, Emily launched in the SZD Junior attempting … Continue reading
Sunday was a busy, hot and tricky day. It was possible that the soaring conditions would develop well so a number of private gliders turned up at the west-end launchpoint along with the busy club flying fleet. The club’s LS4 … Continue reading