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****TASK WEEK 21-29 AUGUST..******

Task Week will go ahead from 21 to 29 August. The entry sheets are up in the clubhouse. Club 2 seaters will be available for club members to experience cross country with an instructor. Tasks will be set to ensure land out is unlikely especially for the 2 seater tasks.

Please fill in your name in the entry sheets in the clubhouse if you would like to participate in some or all of this week's cross country experiences.

 

4TH  JULY 2020     **Getting back to Flying: (Aerotow only until further notice)**

Solo flying is permitted and this will of course, continue. Those pilots suitably qualified and current are able to fly at weekends and on a weekday when there will be an instructor to oversee operations. The normal flight checking rules are suspended but you should of course, check with the duty instructor who will advise you if you are not sure if you should be flying solo. 

(Robbie Christie advises on the availability of mid week flying via the KGC WhatsApp group. If you would like to join this group please send your phone number to robbiechristie1@btinternet.com). 

Silver C and above Pilots can fly without instructor supervision on any day subject to the availability of a launch.

Restarting Dual flying and Instruction

We are keen to get all other members flying again as soon as possible through this phased programme. We will accelerate this programme if we can. The priority has to remain the safety of our members from both health and operational aspects and we thank you for your patience and ongoing support.

Phase 1- From Saturday July 4th: A group of post solo pilots who require checking have been selected for the phase 1 programme commencing July 4th with the goal of enabling them to move back into solo flying and this phase will also enable us to ensure the 2 seater training and checking operation can proceed satisfactorily with the resources available and that the Bio Safety protocols are understood and working. Do not worry of you have not been contacted about this. It is not a reflection on anyone’s competence or status but a necessary part of restarting the operation under the current circumstances. Only those contacted will be eligible for flight checks until phase 2 commences.

Phase 2: From Saturday 18th July: This is a PROVISIONAL date and we will confirm nearer the time as well as how this will work. At this point we aim to resume training and checking for pre solo and all other pilots.

Phase 3: Early August: We plan to re-introduce Trial Flights with a target date of early August. This is an essential source of income for the club and sales of these have started again. Trial Flying might be scheduled on a weekday evening to avoid tying up resources at the weekend.

The Board

 

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**MARCH 30TH  2020  7 DAY A WEEK OPERATION      POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

15,16,22 February 2020

Bronze Ground School

16-20 March 2020

Ab-initio Week SUSPENDED

23-27 March 2020

Post Solo Development Week

CANCELLED

25 April to 2 May 2020

Portmoak Expedition

POSTPONED

11-19 July 2020

Sutton Bank Expedition contact Stefan Bort if interested 

1-9 August 2020

Shenington Expedition

22-30 August 2020

Cross Country Week

26-4 October 2020

Aboyne Expedition

5-9 October 2020

Post Solo Development Week

 

 

Airfield radio frequency and operational changes (effective 1st June 2019)

As of the 1st June our field frequency is 118.685.  This change is necessary as there is considerable congestion on 129.98.  Parham, Ringmer, Tibenham, and Wormingford will continue to use 129.98.

Use of commercial band radios

The use of commercial band radios between ‘Challock Base’ and winch will be discontinued from 1st June.  The fixed commercial band radio rigs in the log cabin and office will continue to be used for communication between the log cabin and the office to announce the arrival of trial lesson customers. 

‘Airband’ radios have now been fitted in the log cabin and the winch.  Communication between gliders in circuit, launch point, winch, and tug will be conducted using airband radios on 118.685. 

Logging winch launches at weekends by winch driver

This practice will end on 1st June to keep radio chatter to a minimum.  Please only call the winch prior to a launch if a glider other than a K21 is to be launched (unless K21 is being flown solo).

Motor Glider Pilots

Please ensure you conduct your warm up checks before taxing to the launch point.  Whilst taxing, make sure you look for gliders on downwind and approach.  If no winch or aerotow is about to take place, take off immediately if is safe to do so.  Do not ask the launch point to carry out an ‘all clear above and behind’ check and do not request permission to take off.  If you are uncertain whether it is ‘all clear above and behind’ conduct a 360° turn to check for approaching aircraft.

 

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