Sunday 22 September 2019

Whispering Wardrobes 2019

The sun shone, the sky was blue - but the wind was just a little too brisk for some of the more feather-like vintage gliders. But the launchpoint was busy all day with training flights and trial lessons in the K21s and people having fun in the syndicate T21 and Robin's Jaskółka. The day finished with Graham flying aeros in his Luňák, after which everyone retired to the clubhouse for one of John Hubb's barbeques. Today the weather has broken and rain is stopping play.

How many people does it take to rig a Jaskółka?

T21 fun

George taking it seriously, under Robin's watchful eye

Saturday 14 September 2019

Historic day at Booker

Well some historic aircraft at least.  Today more than 15 club members took advantage of the opportunity for a flight in a historic aeroplane.  The Shuttleworth Tiger Moth and Miles Magister came to Booker for the day.  Shuttleworth and Booker Gliding Pilots Andy Monk (Tiger Moth) and  Richard Crockett (Magister) were joined by RAF Test Pilot Willy Hackett (Magister), and they gave each of their guests a great demonstration of formation flying and of the handling characteristics of these fine old aircraft.
Many of us got some great photographs and here are some examples from John Otty, Jeremy Gilbey and Bob Smith, maybe you will want a go next year!

If you like the sight of these older aircraft then don't forget that next weekend we have the WHISPERING WARDROBES VINTAGE GLIDER event. Come along and have a go in the club T21, you never know what other vintage glider you may end up in a thermal with.

Ah, so that's why you wear a crash helmet.

Keep an eye on the RPM Biggles.

Monday 9 September 2019

White Waltham

We were invited once again to take our sim to West London Aero Club's Members' Day fundraising event - raising money for Air Ambulance and the RAF Benevolent Fund. It's a really good day out, with some exciting air displays to distract us from offering sim sessions to those attending.

Henry chatting to a former Booker member who happened to be passing
Many thanks to Bob Smith for towing the sim there and back, and to Henry Ross, David Humphreys and Chris Collett for staffing - and to Ann Tabbner who came along to help us pack everything up.