Saturday 30 November 2013

Saturday .. and the sun shone - for some

While a few noble members were away at NEC promoting Gliding and the club, some reasonable weather back home brought out many club members, course folks and Graham’s aerobatic “team” to the launchpoint to get airborne.  Great to see lots of activity on a cool winter Saturday.

Friday 29 November 2013

Sport England Lottery funding for Booker Gliding Club

We are delighted to announce that Sport England has approved our application for a grant of £9,892 to fit Flarm collision warning units to our tugs and 2-seater gliders.

We operate at a busy airfield located at a ‘pinch point’ between controlled airspace sectors, with large amounts of transit traffic squeezed together. Fitting Flarm in club gliders and tugs will improve flight safety - as an addition to look out! - for local flying and in the circuit. The tug units will also be able to detect the transponders used by powered aircraft.

Flarm can also be used tactically in competitions and on cross-country flights, so it is ideal for training students in cross-country flying using lead and follow.

We are committed to minimising risk and so we are grateful to Sport England for enabling us to make this improvement to flight safety and enhance our cross-country training.

You still have to keep a good look out!!