Next meeting Thurs 17th Oct – Social Meeting at Seven Stars Stroud

Next meeting Thurs 17th Oct – Social Meeting at Seven Stars Stroud

This week it’s Social Meeting time again. The next Social Meeting will be on Thursday 17th October. As before it will be held at the Seven Stars in Stroud GU32 3PG and will be from around 8pm onward.

So no formal business, no announcements, no presentations, no raffle, just come along for a chinwag and a drink.

Next meeting Thurs 3rd Oct – Buriton Village Hall

The next meeting is on Thursday 3rd October and it’s an Official meeting so will be held at Buriton Village Hall, starting at 8.30pm.

This month the Agenda has lots of Official Business and Gossip as there have been some important developments on the upcoming regulations that will affect us all.

Following that Chairman Mark will be showing us a fast delta and an aerobatic glider, something for everyone there then. He also be explaining why the phrase “pens airstrip expand” is an important one that we should all remember. I know why, do you?

Also the Big Raffle will be won! Yes, enough tickets have been sold to cover the cost of the Volantex Ranger electric glider so one lucky member will be taking it home with them.

So lots going on, come along and be part of it.

Next meeting Thurs 19th Sept – Social Meeting at Seven Stars Stroud

Social Meeting time again, the next of our Social meetings will be on Thursday 19th September. As before it will be held at the Seven Stars in Stroud GU32 3PG and will be from around 8pm onward.

So no formal business, no announcements, no presentations, no raffle, just come along for a chinwag and a drink.

Next meeting Thurs 5th Sept – Buriton Village Hall

The next meeting is on Thursday 5th September and it’s an Official meeting so will be held at Buriton Village Hall, starting at 8.30pm. Weather and light permitting some of us might fly quiet, slow, safe fliers such as Hummers behind the hall before the meeting.

Following the usual official business Mark Agate and Andy Palmer will be telling you everything you ever wanted to know about FPV flying. There will be advice on how to get started, what equipment you’ll need, and lots more. Plus you’ll be able to try some goggles and see if it’s an experience you’d like to try for real.

Next Meeting Thurs 22nd Aug – Social Meeting at Seven Stars Stroud

Yes it’s that time again, the next of our Social meetings will be on Thursday 22nd August. As before it will be held at the Seven Stars in Stroud GU32 3PG and will be from around 8pm onward.

So no formal business, no announcements, no presentations, no raffle, just come along for a chinwag and a drink.

Next meeting Thurs 8th August – Buriton Village Hall

The next meeting is on Thursday 8th August and it’s an Official meeting so will be held at Buriton Village Hall, starting at 8.30pm. Weather permitting some of us will be flying quiet, slow, safe fliers such as Hummers behind the hall before the meeting.

Following the usual business Mark Agate will be telling us all about a very fast delta and an aerobatic glider that he’ll be bringing for us to drool over.

Next meeting Thurs 25th July – Social meeting at the flying field

On Thursday 25th July we will have the next of our flying field Social meetings from 7.30pm onward.

According to the forecast he weather should be good so we’ll fly, but only quiet electric models please, no I/C, EDF, or foamboard jets. When we’ve had enough or it gets too dark we’ll go for a drink at the Rising Sun in Clanfield. 

Next meeting Thurs 11th July – Buriton Village Hall and the Annual Chuck Glider Comp

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 11th July (not this week!) and, as it’s an Official meeting, it will be held at Buriton Village Hall.

Chairman Mark tells me that we’ll carry with on the discussion from the June meeting about electric powertrains, hopefully moving on from chargers and batteries to ESCs, connectors, motors, and propellers.  We can all learn from these discussions, none of us know everything about the systems we use so it should be a good meeting.

Also, prior to the meeting, the Chuck Glider Competition will be held on the field behind the village hall at Buriton. Its easy, simply build or buy your own glider (depending on how competitive you’re feeling) bring it down to the field and have a laugh with the other members.  Be there by 19.45 (or earlier for trimming flights) and the comp with start at 20.00. It will consist of 6 flights and the longest accumulative time from these 6 flights wins. It’s just bit of fun so if yours doesn’t fly very well there’s no need to worry.

Chuck Glider Competition – 11th July before the meeting

This popular event will be held on Thursday 11th July on the field behind the village hall at Buriton.  Its easy, simply build or buy your own glider (depending on how competitive you’re feeling) bring it down to the field and have a laugh with the other members.  Be there by 19.45 (or earlier for trimming flights) and the comp with start at 20.00. It will consist of 6 flights and the longest accumulative time from these 6 flights wins. It’s just bit of fun so if yours doesn’t fly very well there’s no need to worry.

While you’re thinking about the competitions don’t forget the Fun Fly tasks that run all year. So far this year only the Spot Landing comp has been attempted, with Chas Butler and Colin Cowplain both scoring bullseyes! They are both ‘B’ cert holders so that comp will be down to whoever gets the highest number of bullseyes!. The comp for the ‘A’ cert holders is still wide open. There are several other ‘tasks’ as well, max spins, longest glide etc. Don’t be shy, have a go.

Next meeting Thurs 27th June – Social meeting at the flying field

On Thursday 27th June we will have the next of our flying field Social meetings from 7.30pm onward.

The weather is looking good (but a little windy) so we’ll fly, but only quiet electric models please, no I/C, EDF, or foamboard jets. When we’ve had enough or it gets too dark we’ll go for a drink at the Rising Sun in Clanfield.