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2014

Events Calendar

December 2013
29th (back up date Dec. 30th) - Dartmoor Slope Soaring Club & Teign Valley Model Flying Club

Please note the reserve dates will only be used should the event dates be unflyable due to weather conditions.
All events will be held at Little Haldon Flying Site Nr. Teignmouth Devon off the B3192.
All are welcome, pilots briefing at 9.45am. Pilots Flying Fee £3.00 Assistants and spectators free.
Bring your electric, thermal and scale gliders. Facilities available for non self launching gliders. BMFA insurance required.
Contacts:  Joe Spiers 01626  834014 and Stan Yeo 01626  332287.

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January



February



March
POSTPONED to March 2nd - White Sheet Scale Days
CANCELLED DUE WEATHER

Scale glider slope event, no fee, proof of insurance only.
Held at the White Sheet Down, sunny Wiltshire. Click here for location details


16th. (Back up date March 23rd) - Dartmoor Slope Soaring Club & Teign Valley Model Flying Club

All events will be held at Little Haldon Flying Site Nr. Teignmouth Devon.All are welcome, pilots briefing at 10.00am. Pilots Flying Fee £3.00Assistants and Spectators free.

The events this year will be Electric Gliders and Aero tow only.The reserve dates will be used if weather conditions are not suitable on events dates.

The events Director will be Stan Yeo.

For further details contact Stan Yeo on 01626 332287 or Joe Spiers on 01626 834014.


31st (Monday back up 7th April) Scale Glider Aero Tow at Derbyshire & Lancashire Gliding Club, Gt Hucklow Nr Buxton 
The map location can be found here

Commences 10:00 a.m. Glider pilots £6.00  Contact:

John Vaughan 01246238028 - mob 07786271086 or email
Mark Farrand mob 07864509877


April
6th (Back up date April 20th) White Sheet Scale Days
Scale glider slope event, no fee, proof of insurance only.
Held at the White Sheet Down, sunny Wiltshire. Click here for location details

27th - TVSA open event at Siege Cross. Click here for location details


May
10 - 11th - The Ghost Squadron Presents "Middle Wallop"

Located on the Army Aircorps base at RAF Middle Wallop in Hampshire this event is one not to be missed. Tugs available for any size gliders and flying from 10am both days till late. Access to the airfield is via the Museum of Army Flying carpark. Pilots are required to book in once on site and proof of insurance will be checked. Camping is available on the Museum carpark from the Friday with departures possible on the Monday if desirable. Questions/queries can be made to Pat Marsden or PM via the SSUK site


11th.(Back up date Sunday May 18th) - Dartmoor Slope Soaring Club & Teign Valley Model Flying Club

All events will be held at Little Haldon Flying Site Nr. Teignmouth Devon.All are welcome, pilots briefing at 10.00am. Pilots Flying Fee £3.00Assistants and Spectators free.

The events this year will be Electric Gliders and Aero tow only.The reserve dates will be used if weather conditions are not suitable on events dates.

The events Director will be Stan Yeo.

For further details contact Stan Yeo on 01626 332287 or Joe Spiers on 01626 834014.

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24 to 26 - SSGA Presents Sandhays Aerotow

Our thirteen and a half acre site, located in open countryside approximately 2 miles East of Bishop Norton (Lincolnshire), is again host to a bank holiday of aerotowing.
Any variation of Tug/Glider welcome
£5 per day per pilot
Controlled flight line
Camping from Friday available with regular water refill trips. £10 for the weekend. Camping places must be booked in advance
Organised activities end at 5pm, fun fly after
Hangarage, toilets and club facilities available to all
Proof of insurance required

Event Contacts:

James Brownhill John Goldson
07795141508 07801109277
Visit our website at: ssga-online.co.uk

June
1st (Back up date June 22nd) White Sheet Scale Days
Scale glider slope event, no fee, proof of insurance only.
Held at the White Sheet Down, sunny Wiltshire. Click here for location details

4th to 11th - The Ghost Squadron Presents BV2, Cheddar 2014

The Ghost Squadron are pleased to announce that the week long fly-in at Belle Vue is moving to a new home at Cheddar

The week long event will run from 4th to 11th June inclusive and will follow the very successful laid back flying style format of previous years. The layout of the site will be similar to Belle Vue with camping close to the flying area but with more space to assist those wishing to take off and land directly into wind. Toilets and a caravan toilet waste disposal point along with water will be available.
As in previous years the fly-in will be limited to 25 caravans / tents / motorhomes. Applications will be taken on a “first come first served” basis. Application forms will be available shortly by contacting John (number below)

John
01923 857009
jgreenfi@hotmail.co.uk


14th & 15th - Purbeck convention

Slope event in the Purbeck Hills, South Dorset including a BBQ. See here

I would suggest you book into one of the large inns in Wareham where I live.This is a walled Saxon town on the banks of the rivers Frome and Piddle.Steeped in history beautiful walks for the family feeding the ducks on the river etc. Good eating places and take aways and most importantly excellent pubs. The Purbeck slopes can be seen from here and my favoured meeting place at Creech hill about 3 miles away. Having said all that please feel free to do your own thing if you so wish.

Check the forum for further details and accomodation


22nd - TVSA open event at Siege Cross. Click here for location details

July

6th - Baldock Aerotow

The North London Model Flying Club wish to welcome you to their annual Aerotow day at their superb site at Baldock, Hertfordshire. Tugs will be available for all sizes of models and self launch gliders are also welcome. Experienced tug and glider pilots will be available all day to help anyone new to aerotowing either as a glider or tug pilot.
The club will be running a BBQ during the day and permanent flush toilets are available on site.
For more information please contact John Greenfield (AEB) any evening after 7.30pm on 01923 857009


12 - 13th - The Ghost Squadron Presents "Middle Wallop"

Located on the Army Aircorps base at RAF Middle Wallop in Hampshire this event is one not to be missed. Tugs available for any size gliders and flying from 10am both days till late. Access to the airfield is via the Museum of Army Flying carpark. Pilots are required to book in once on site and proof of insurance will be checked. Camping is available on the Museum carpark from the Friday with departures possible on the Monday if desirable. Questions/queries can be made to Pat Marsden or PM via the SSUK site

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13th - Open Scale Glider and PSS Fly-In Day

Show off your PSS or scale glider on Crook Peak, Somerset. Start at 10am. This is free to enter non-competitive event, but you must have proof of insurance. See website for more details.
Email contact: Andy Davey


13th - Wolves Scale Glider Competition
Venue: Long Mynd, Church Stretton
Start: 9.30 am.
£3.00 entry fee, proof of insurance cover required.
Details.     Mark H. Richards, 6, Saxon Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5EP
Tel 01785 712445.
Mobile 07921 210629.
e-mail markhrichards@yahoo.co.uk

Web Link


July 19th - 20th Ashridge Farm, Charterhouse, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7XU.
(South West Sailplane Assosciation)

Caravans welcome, there will be water supplied by the farmer, a portaloo will be on site, this however is mainly for the ladies. There is a charge of £10 per caravan per night, and £5 per pilot per day. Proof of insurance is required. See here for more details


20th.(Back up date Sunday July 27th) - Dartmoor Slope Soaring Club & Teign Valley Model Flying Club

All events will be held at Little Haldon Flying Site Nr. Teignmouth Devon.All are welcome, pilots briefing at 10.00am. Pilots Flying Fee £3.00Assistants and Spectators free.

The events this year will be Electric Gliders and Aero tow only.The reserve dates will be used if weather conditions are not suitable on events dates.

The events Director will be Stan Yeo.

For further details contact Stan Yeo on 01626 332287 or Joe Spiers on 01626 834014.

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August
3rd (Back up date August 10th) White Sheet Scale Days
Scale glider slope event, no fee, proof of insurance only.
Held at the White Sheet Down, sunny Wiltshire. Click here for location details

16th & 17th Leek & Moorland Annual Scale Bash

Saturday will be Scale and Sports but Sunday will be Scale only this year due to its popularity and safety, prize money going to best flight, best landing and overall best glider. Visit their website for location details. For further enquiries email Anthony


17th - TVSA open event at Siege Cross. Click here for location details

20th to 27th The Ghost Squadron Presents Binham 2014

Back by popular demand and following the success of the meeting last August our hosts Andrew and Beverley Taylor have invited us back for another week of relaxed flying over the August Bank Holiday week. The dates have been fixed as the 20th to 27th August inclusive. As with the previous event places will be strictly limited to the first 25 caravans, tents or motorhomes.
The format of the event will be exactly the same as previous years with the emphasis on laid back social flying. Please note that turbine models will not be acceptable due to the standing crops in adjoining fields.
Applications will be taken on a “first come first served” basis.
Application forms will be available shortly by contacting John (number below)

John
01923 857009
jgreenfi@hotmail.co.uk



September
7th - Wolves Scale Glider Fly-in
Venue: Long Mynd, Church Stretton
Start: 9.30 am.
£2.00 entry fee, proof of insurance cover required.
Details.     Mark H. Richards, 6, Saxon Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5EP
Tel 01785 712445.
Mobile 07921 210629.
e-mail markhrichards@yahoo.co.uk

12th,13th & 14th - CLWYD SCALE GLIDERFEST 2014

The well known weekend Scale Glider Rally, hosted by CLYWD SOARING ASSOCIATION in North Wales, is to be continued, but with a slight change from a 4 day event, to a 3 day event. Looking at past attendance figures not many fliers turned up on the Monday, due to obvious reasons. This years event is still in September, dates are as follows Friday 12th, Saturday 13th ,Sunday 14th . The format will remain unchanged, just come and enjoy some great soaring with like minded friends in the superb Welsh hills. Last year’s event was a great success, even though the weather was not very kind to us with 40 plus Scale models being present through out the weekend, don’t think about it, come and join us.
As usual the base for all activities over this long weekend will be the picturesque town of Llangollen, where good, reasonable priced accommodation is available, excellent pubs with meals and entertainment, also restaurants, if that is what you prefer. For information regarding accommodation etc you can access the local website . For further information :

email Vic Steel
or telephone 01516786920, mobile 07742727881.
Or email Ray Jones on
telephone 01978853284, mobile 07762913122.


Most of our club sites require very little or no walking to fly, simply rig and fly, ideal for us oldies and parking is not a problem. Proof of insurance will be required.
The club has an excellent flat field site and should conditions be unsuitable for slope soaring there could be an option for aero towing and electric flight.
It is now a tradition to meet in the evenings and sample some good food together, It has been known for us to share a beer or two, if you so wish.
We hope you will take this opportunity to visit us in 2014 and you can be sure of a great welcome, you can come for as many days as you wish over the weekend and if you would like to extend your visit into a holiday, either before or after the event you can continue to use the club sites so long as you notify the above organizers. I have one request to make, will ALL FLYERS please book in at the Ponderosa Café at the top of the Horseshoe pass before proceeding to the flying sites.
The agenda for the weekend is available on the club’s web site.

Here is a video from the Club


Vic Steel
Comp: Sec:

13th and 14th - TVSA open event at Siege Cross. Click here for location details

21st. (Back up date Sunday September 28th)-- Dartmoor Slope Soaring Club & Teign Valley Model Flying Club

All events will be held at Little Haldon Flying Site Nr. Teignmouth Devon.All are welcome, pilots briefing at 10.00am. Pilots Flying Fee £3.00Assistants and Spectators free.

The events this year will be Electric Gliders and Aero tow only.The reserve dates will be used if weather conditions are not suitable on events dates.

The events Director will be Stan Yeo.

For further details contact Stan Yeo on 01626 332287 or Joe Spiers on 01626 834014.

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22nd (back up 29sept) - Scale Aero Tow at Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club
Gt Hucklow, Nr Buxton.
Organised by John Vaughan & Mark Farrand
10a.m. start,Glider pilots £6 spectators £1

Contacts:
john-vaughan@talk.net - tel 01246238028 or mob 07786271086
Mark Farrand - mob 07864509877.


October

11th - 12th - The Ghost Squadron Presents "Middle Wallop"

Located on the Army Aircorps base at RAF Middle Wallop in Hampshire this event is one not to be missed. Tugs available for any size gliders and flying from 10am both days till late. Access to the airfield is via the Museum of Army Flying carpark. Pilots are required to book in once on site and proof of insurance will be checked. Camping is available on the Museum carpark from the Friday with departures possible on the Monday if desirable. Questions/queries can be made to Pat Marsden or PM via the SSUK site



November



December


28th.(Backup date Monday December 29th - Dartmoor Slope Soaring Club & Teign Valley Model Flying Club

All events will be held at Little Haldon Flying Site Nr. Teignmouth Devon.All are welcome, pilots briefing at 10.00am. Pilots Flying Fee £3.00Assistants and Spectators free.

The events this year will be Electric Gliders and Aero tow only.The reserve dates will be used if weather conditions are not suitable on events dates.

The events Director will be Stan Yeo.

For further details contact Stan Yeo on 01626 332287 or Joe Spiers on 01626 834014.

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GLIDER
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