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swainsmitcham
Apr 20, 2020
In Other Points Of Interest
An article by the late Mike Kitson on how we bought our field with a picture of how it looked then. Our site is called Kitson Field in honour of Mike. Its 20 of 52 on the download page. https://www.sailplaneandgliding.co.uk/archive-item/volume-37-no-1-feb-mar-1986
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swainsmitcham
Apr 22, 2019
In Other Points Of Interest
Please add your name, day/days attending and if you are are an instructor, tuggie or winch driver for the four days of Back to Flying Back-Up week beginning 29th April. This is so we know how many want to fly and if we have cover for those days. We already have some names already https://www.sussexgliding.co.uk/copy-of-courses but cannot update on there. So do it here.
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swainsmitcham
Mar 20, 2018
In Solo Pilots
Following on from the Ridge run video. This is one of his Wave flight`s from take off to landing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYw-1wQ6rSA&t=43s And ladder http://www.bgaladder.co.uk/dscore.asp?FlightID=62716&RC=Y
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swainsmitcham
Mar 20, 2018
In Solo Pilots
This video follows Craig Lowrie from take off to landing flying the whole South Downs ridge. Interesting to see the speed / height he flies and lift he gets. His comments about jumping gaps and what to look for. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrNaCWT5hJQ&t=1972s This the ladder claim for this flight. http://www.bgaladder.co.uk/dscore.asp?FlightID=57631&RC=Y
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swainsmitcham
Mar 20, 2018
In Solo Pilots
I went to Parham for a talk by Kevin Atkinson. He has written G-SINK a book about how thermals form and how to read the sky (and more). This link covers some of what he said. http://flyg.pk2.se/Utb2015-16/Adv-Gliding-Training-Notes.pdf And this book has been said to be very good (quite old now, so will leave to others to decide). It is the whole book. https://www.j2mcl-planeurs.net/dbj2mcl/planeurs-biblio/fac-similes/Cross-Country%20Soaring_(Reichmann_1978).pdf
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