We fly from Currock Hill just outside Newcastle and have one of the most modern fleets for a gliding club of our size anywhere in the UK. We have three SZD Puchacz two-seater composite training gliders for instructional and early solo gliding and a Grob Astir CS77 composite single seat glider for solo flights and cross-countries. We are well placed to benefit from soaring in the wave which often sets up over the Pennines on a south westerly wind; and our pilots also enjoy thermal soaring in the summer months.
The Standard Ops Document
We opened up the club on Bank Holiday Monday hoping for wave. Weak wave was delivered, so to make the most of it we took a long 5000ft tow out to Haydon Bridge to get to the useable conditions. After figuring out if it was going to be possible or not (i.e. best to put one glider in a field rather than two!) Jamie came and joined me out a Haydon Bridge hoping to get his silver distance leg.
Submitted by Rob Rose on Wed, 08/05/2013 - 10:16
Many congratulations to Matthew Moor on achieving his first solo today- Wednesday 13th March. Making him the youngest ever to go solo at Currock Hill. A brilliant effort in such unusual weather conditions! Well done Matty!
Submitted by ctweddell on Wed, 13/03/2013 - 16:13
Congratulations to Keith Mc Intyre who took to the skies on his own for the first time on Sunday 3rd. March. Well Done Keith
Submitted by ctweddell on Sun, 10/03/2013 - 20:53
The social club have organised a Social evening in The clubhouse for Saturday 18th May, starting at 7PM. We will have a live band with female singer and a hilarious comedian John Scott to entertain you. Also Quiz etc. Tickets are £10 and include a supper which will either be a buffet or Pie and Peas. Bring your friends and family for a great night out. Camp over if you wish. Please let any social committee know your requirements as soon as possible so that we can get an early idea of numbers coming.
Social Committee: Steph Burn - Colin Tweddell - Rob Barrett - Conner richardson - Chris Storey - Lee Jones.
Submitted by ctweddell on Sat, 09/03/2013 - 17:48
Is there really airspace outside of Curruck Hill? Is it possible to fly out of sight of the field. All of these questions can be answered by pitting your skills against your fellow pilots and at the same time gaining some valuable experience. This is an exercise in navigation using the Venture Motor glider and is open to all members and provides the opportunity to engage is in some worthwhile flying over the winter months and a chance to see further a field than the normal circuit bashing.
Submitted by Webmaster on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:52
Just a note to say that the price for wings night on Saturday 24th November 2012, has now gone down to £15 per head.
This is due to a decision by the social committee to subsidise the tickets.
If you would like to attend, what will hopefully be a fun night, please contact either myself, Steph Burn, Collin Tweddell or Chris Storey so we can place your food choice.
Hope to see you all there!
Submitted by Connor Richardson on Tue, 20/11/2012 - 21:22
Attached is the duty rota for April to June 2013
Submitted by Webmaster on Fri, 16/11/2012 - 15:10
Dear all, I have arranged Wings Night for Saturday 24th November 2012, 7pm. 3 courses = £25 Dress code: smart Please RSVP as soon as possible if you would like to attend. Thanks, Steph.
Submitted by Stephanie Burn on Mon, 12/11/2012 - 12:13