Compette 2014 at Bicester 3/4/5 May
Entry deadline Saturday 5th April
The southern leg of the Compette has moved to Bicester this year for a change of scenery and will run over the bank holiday weekend alongside Bicester’s Grand Prix. Expect the usual fun and debriefs, inspiring talks if wet and the opportunity to try the new variable barrel TP Distance Handicapped Tasks. 20 places max, entry form attached. If we are oversubscribed, preference will be given to women and WomenGlide Members. See it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/275491372616687/
Entry form: North and South Compette Entry form.
HOT OFF THE PRESS: Update on accommodation and cost
Bicester have kindly agreed to waive their day membership fee for compette pilots, which is marvellous. Thanks a lot to Bicester for helping us keep the cost down!
Trailer parking is also free, as is camping if you want to bring a tent.
Bunk room availability is limited, so… if you want to check if there’s a bunk room available please call the office at Bicester: 01869 25249301869 252493
Here’s more info on the site and club: http://www.windrushers.org.uk/contacts.htm
Women Glide Weekend 7/8 June at Kent GC
Kent Gliding Club would like to invite all female pilots to a Women Glide weekend on 7-8th June. It will be very social, starting with a dinner and a talk on cross country flying, with instructional flying. It aims to give everyone a chance to meet other female pilots and to experience the club set up. Caravans, private gliders, tents and families are all welcome. Flying will be at club rates. For more information, please contact Julie at the Kent Gliding Club on 01233 740274
XC Development weekend 20/21 Sept
Improve your XC flying and decision making. British Women’s Team members will be running these weekends with 2-seat places available. Places for both 2-seaters and single-seaters are limited so please fill in the application form and tell us why one of them should be you. development weekend application 2014 v1.0
Stop Press – July Development date to be rescheduled – September date remains as planned. Problems with glider availability for the July weekend mean that we need to replan. We will update this page once a new date is available.
The first ever (?) National Women Go Gliding Day will be this year. We will be providing help for all clubs to organise this – what do to, press packs etc. When is the best time to hold this? 8 March is International Women’s Day but may be too early in the year to tempt women out there into flying. What do you think? Is there another key date we should use? Click here to let us know your preferred date and meanwhile get your club committee to sign up to be part of this exciting event.
Saturday 14th February 2015: Climb and Glide Masterclass
(from 10-ish am until 5.30-ish pm)
Masterclass (mistressclass?) focussing in the morning on how to improve your climb, and in the afternoon on how to improve your glide. Bring a trace or two if you want them analysed or used for illustration purposes.
Hosted by the Oxford Gliding Club! At RAF Weston-on-the-Green! With food!
Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to attend, and let us know if you want to be fed and have any special dietary needs.
There’ll be tea and coffee, biccies and lunch. For a fiver all-in.
It would be fab if you could let us know by Friday, 6th February.
Saturday 7th March 2015: BGA Conference
WGUK will probably be there, too. Come and say hello, become a member, tell us what you’d like us to do for you, tell us what you can do for us.
The BGA Conference is free to attend, the annual dinner in the evening is quite legendary, make sure you book tickets and accommodation soon if you want to benefit from the preferential room rate.