Sunday 27 January 2019

Henry and the Winter Lectures

The room was well-filled yesterday to hear Henry de-mystifying radio comms in the third of our Winter Series of briefings. Next week Chris Rowland will be tackling the subject of Aircraft General Knowledge.

Henry keeping calm

Thursday 24 January 2019

We fly in snow!

There's been a bit of snow here in the Chiltern uplands, but not enough to stop us having fun.

Still smiling

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Snow joke

There was some gliding today at Booker in the fine morning sky, but the day was cut short by a heavy snow shower. Jim Roland managed to get the tug away just in time.

Booker tug pilots remain cheerful whatever the weather throws at them.

Sunday 20 January 2019

First first solo of 2019

Today the Kosogorin family took advantage of the glorious sunshine to come to Booker to see 14 year old Sacha do his first solo. Sacha did his training last August with CFI Richard Crockett, but he had to wait until his 14th birthday before he could go solo, after a couple of check flights with DCFI Graham Saw. His younger brother is hot on his heels!

Congratulations Sacha!

Mum, Dad and younger brother with Graham

The traditional instructor handshake

Saturday 19 January 2019

News from Australia

Club member and DCFI Steve Williams is currently enjoying great weather in Australia.
Here are a few pics that he has sent to cheer us all up while we await the arrival of Spring.
Looks like the Discus 2 fits.

9000Ft Climb in convergent air.

9000 Ft in convergence above mountains North of Lake Keepit