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Kent Gliding Club Programme of Events 2017


2017 Calendar



Saturday 11 February                     Bronze Exam Revision

-Sunday 12 February


Saturday 18 February                     Bronze Exams


Saturday March 11                          Pre Season Social and Flying Operation Update


Saturday 18 March                          Bookable Flying –On Line Booking System Opens


Saturday March 25th                      AGM


Flying continues throughout the winter on Wednesdays and weekends

The club has continued to be active throughout the winter months. The field has stood up well to the prevailing weather and flying has continued on Wednesdays and weekends.

5 new solo pilots at Kent Gliding Club in a matter of weeks

The club has continued in its role to develop new members with 5 members achieving their first solo flights within a metter of weeks.
The delightful Cherry Charters was replaced as newest solo pilot by Barry Morgan.
Then followed Louis Willcocks on 2nd October, and a double act on 6th October with Stan Medved and our French connection, Olivier Banal, going solo.
Well done to them all.

Instructors Meeting - 15th October 2016

All the club's flying instructors are requested to make the effort to attend an instructors meeting to be held in the clubhouse at 6.30pm on Saturday 15th October 2016.
The principal topic will be how the club intends to develop the training of its members to provide improved efficiency and greater satisfaction for both trainees and instructors.

Club Annual General Meeting 19th March 2016

Notice has been issued of the clubs AGM which will be held on Saturday 19th March, commencing 1800 hours.
This provides members with the opportunity to discuss and vote on the policies and future direction of the Club. Be there to have your oppinions heard.

KGC Trophy Awards 2015

At the annual dinner held on 5th December, members gathered for the traditional dinner and social evening which included the presentation of the annual awards for achievements throughtout the year.


The following trophies were presented:


- League One Ladder Winner      -        Tony Moulang

- League Two Ladder Winner      -         Martin Hardy

- Silver "C" League                        -        Phil Dwyer

- Best Flight Trophy                     -         Tony Moulang

Dates or your diary- Special General Meeting and Task Week 2016

SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING of the club is be be held at 1800 hours on 13th February 2016 - to consider the Rules of the Club is association with CASC status.
TASK WEEK 2016 -  Will be hald from 20th August to 28th August 2016.
                               - Dates for a mini task week to be held earlier in the year yet to be finalised.


Members ariving at the club on the morning of 15th June 2015 were surprised, but delighted to see a line of wave clouds running parallel to the north downs.

Launching soon after 10.00am, two of the club's K21's found the lee wave above Challock roundabout.

The cloud extended to Rochester providing lift of 400 feet per minute. Those lucky enough to experience these conditions thoroughly enjoyed their flights. 



Mini Task Weekend - May 2015

 A Mini Task Weekend for club members is being organised from 22nd to 25th May.
This is an opportunity not only to undertake Cross Country Tasks (with prizes!) and, for those less experienced, cross country training will be available.
Make a note of this in your diary.

AGM - Date for your diary

The Club's AGM is scheduled to be held on the evening of Saturday 11th April 2015.
Please make a note of this in your diary and make every effort to attend to contribute to the continued success of your club.


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