Forthcoming Events

Wow – what a Summer!!! 

Coming soon – Women’s Winter Weekends and 2019 Coaching Programme, Women in Gliding – What’s your Story?…read on…

The WGUK website has been very quiet whilst everyone’s been busy soaring and making the most of the glorious long summer we’ve just had – but things have been happening all summer long and here’s a quick review.  There are THREE things it would be great if you could do to help maintain the project momentum.

The Women Coaching Programme has been very successful – read S&G for the write-ups and great feedback!!! – and we’d like to thank the Ted Lys Trust for their support to make this possible.  Right now we’re collecting people’s requests as to what you’d like the programme to offer in 2019.  We’re just in the process of sorting out the winter programme and coaching for 2019, so completing the form at https://goo.gl/forms/q04ZqVNBP9TPGAQD2 is the first thing…  Event dates will be shared here as soon as they are organised.

Alison Randle and Liz Sparrow presented a Women Project update at the BGA Management Conference on 28 October.  Detail is on the Women Gliding Project page.  The more help we get with this, the more we can make a difference, so if you can spare even just an hour or so, please email info@womenglide.co.uk and tell us what you’d like to help with.  We’re particularly looking for club reps so if you’d be prepared to be a Coordinator, shout up!  That’s the second thing…

Women Baseline Survey results are also on the Women Gliding Project page.  We got a really great response to the survey – around a quarter of active UK female glider pilots responded and we also got good representation from those who have given up gliding – with vital information as to why – and from overseas clubs.  Thanks to Alison Mulder and Maureen Weaver for help with the analysis.  Thus the third thing we’d like you to do is encourage your club committee to read, absorb and act upon the learning.

And finally, Women in Gliding – What’s your Story?  Why do you glide? What is it about gliding that inspires you?  We are collecting women’s stories which we will use to inspire other women to Give Gliding a Go.  Share your story at https://goo.gl/forms/YftVB6Ufmi8lbXI83

OK, it was four things.  But hey, that’s a detail…

 

STOP PRESS: IGC award 2021 Women’s World Championship to UK

Our bid to hold the Women’s Worlds at HusBos in August 2021 is successful!!  Congrats to the bid team – now the hard work really starts.  Polish your leading edges and watch this space!

SPRING SOARING WEEKEND IS POSTPONED.  Current forecast suggests it won’t be possible to get up Sutton Bank so rather than risk it, we will reschedule.  We will post revised date on all media as soon as it’s rearranged.

Women Coaching Programme – now taking bookings – all info is here

Women Pilot Survey – please encourage all women pilots – active pilots, those who are no longer gliding, those who have taken a trial lesson and not continued – to complete the survey at https://goo.gl/forms/jjF86EvgzcVqMNcy1

Women Gliding Project – 2nd meeting was 22 Jan 2018 8pm –  See notes at Women Gliding Project

Next meeting: after flying finishes for the day at the Sutton Bank Spring Weekend – Saturday 3 March time probably 5pm.

2018 Coaching programme launched!! – see here

There is something to encourage women pilots of all levels in the 2018 coaching plan – we’d really love to see you at one of these events.  Details are currently being finalised but you can SAVE THE DATES in your diaries now and email info@womenglide.co.uk to let us know you’re interested.