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Yvonne Stott has sent us an illustrated account of her flight to Skye with Nick during Octoberfest 2016.  Reprinted with  permission from Bowland Forest GC newsletter.
Scheduled for 29th April until 14th May (16 days).  Please contact Phil to book your place or to request further details.
Octoberfest will run from 30th September to 8th October (9 days). 
Paul has also sent us this account of his wave climb to 26,000ft in 2014.  Read about it here.
The YS53 "Beast" has new playmates at the Lasham Heritage Centre.  Story by Paul Myers. 
In 2015 Moritz Korn and Maria Schneider trailed a Duo Discus all the way from Ohlstadt in Germany to fly on our ridge.  Read their story here.
Read Mike's account of his flight from Feshie to Ben Nevis Mike Morrison
Feshie blue wave
Read Phil Hawkins' article about the Feshie blue wave here.
Alister's 300km Gold

The Cairngorm Gliding Club has been operating from the Feshie Airstrip for 50 years. It lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty and breathtaking scenery on the edge of Cairngorm Mountains and the Spey Valley, 3 miles from Kincraig.

Feshie is an ideal soaring location with superb conditions for ridge, wave and thermal cross country flying.  We aerotow using our Robin DR400 tug to launch gliders into the best soaring areas.  Our average flight times are among the best, if not the best in the country.

Come visit us for a memorable experience and fly in the most beautiful scenic part of Scotland.

We look forward to seeing you.



Our club team won the trophy for the first time since 2006!

Pilots and support crew assembled at Aboyne on the morning of 2nd July to a forecast promising heavy showers.  Nick Norman and Andy Farr flew in the ASH, Mike Morrison flew in the Ventus and Bill Anderson flew in the Cirrus.  A good weather slot just after lunch-time allowed most pilots to get round a modest task with assigned areas at the turning points.  Nick came a close third in the pundit class, Mike won the intermediate class, and although Bill didn't score it's the taking part that counts! 

Next day the weather was much less hopeful, leading to an early decision to scrub.  We had maintained our points lead against two Deeside teams and two Portmoak teams, and the trophy was presented to Mike Morrison our chairman.  Nick did take a launch in the ASH with Moritz Korn but the conditions were too difficult to stay airborne for very long.

Next year's competition will be staged at Portmoak and Easterton, dates to be announced nearer the time.  We badly need more club members to get involved!  Even if you don't want to compete, volunteer crew persons and cheerleaders are always welcome, and visits to our neighbour clubs are always fascinating.  Contact Mike Morrison for more information.  Be there to support your club!

    (since 4/12/2016)
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