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Chris Power in the K8 with blue sky!


A compilation from Alex Mazzoleni of his gliding in 2012. Most recorded at Aston Down.

First solo

Max Lazenby has flown solo on his 16th birthday. The cake was excellent.

Goodbye to the old bus

The old bus has been taken away by the Cardiff Transport Preservation Group. If you really miss it you can go and see it at their depot. Apparently it was the last one of its type used in Cardiff.

Group Flying and Trial Lessons

As part of the clubs strategy this year to boost income, we are looking to sell more Group Flying sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Please can you help us with this? Attached is a one page Group Gliding ‘flyer’ that can be posted up in places of work or given to anyone who you may feel is interested in bringing a group of people to Aston Down for some flying.

Evenings begin in April, Gill can help arrange a date.

One note, BBQ’s will only be done for groups of 20 or more.

I have also attached a flyer for trial lessons again for any interested parties. We are looking to book more of these during weekdays, evening and around our peak launching times to minimise impact at weekends. Again they are a good source of revenue for the club and we would greatly appreciate your assistance in positioning these to any interested parties.

One again, thanks for your help

Flights in the ASH25

Ken Lloyd is once again offering cross country experience flights for pre-silver pilots. Sign up on the list at the top of the stairs in the tower.

Announcing the resurrection of Saturday Specials

Every first Saturday of the month we will be cooking some great, affordable, “plates of food” for you, your family and friends to enjoy. So please come along, enjoy the food, enjoy the company and support the social side of the club. Food served from 7pm.

First solo

Caleb McInstry flew his first solo a couple of weeks ago. The snow is a bit of a give away.

Stroud Local Plan

The Stroud Local Plan includes Aston Down.
Press release
On line consultation
The plan (large pdf)

CAA exemption for gliders & transponders > FL100 in designated areas

The attached document details the exemption for gliders to carry transponders in designated areas.

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