Sunday, 23 March 2014

The AGM and some great spring flying

There was a good turn out at the AGM last night. The Treasurer presented a very positive report, then  Geoff Tabbner gave his 5th and final report as Chairman. He reflected on the challenges the club has surmounted in the last few years - stadium, closure of runways, rent reviews - and on the progress the club has made in establishing and developing Booker as a club which has fun in a safe and supportive atmosphere. He also noted the large number of members who give their time and skills for the benefit of the club. He was presented with a particularly nice bottle of wine, and his wife Ann received a bouquet in recognition of her support for Geoff in all the time and effort he has expended for the club. Geoff then presented a bouquet and leaving gift to Hilary Binner who has devoted 8 years to working with Shelagh in the office to keep us all in line and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Four new committee members were elected - John Sugden, Mark Wolff, Hugh MacDonald and William Parker - and then Denis Campbell reported on the changes to the ownership of the airfield and the opportunities this presents for us. The evening ended with wine and beer - is that why not many turned up at the launch point this morning?

Today looked promising for some early cross country so Nils the Weatherman (EN) and Geoff (949) rigged - and then joined the rest on the bus to watch hail hammering down.

Nils drying off

It was remarkably turbulent, an excellent day for check flights and brushing off the winter rustiness, and - if you got the right bit of the cycle - very thermic.

That's more like it....
Ready to go

Chasing shadows

Behind you!

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