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.
Attached is the duty rota for January - March 2014
Submitted by Webmaster on Mon, 14/10/2013 - 13:13
Further congratulations to Tim Neville for gaining his silver height gain in wave last week (subject to the official logger downloading ok!).
Submitted by Rob Rose on Wed, 02/10/2013 - 14:57
Congratulations to Tim Neville and Chris Noon who recently completed the two hour soaring flights required for the issue of the cross country endorsement.
Well done both.
Submitted by Rob Rose on Wed, 02/10/2013 - 14:54
27th - 29th September 2013
Submitted by Keith McIntyre on Tue, 01/10/2013 - 22:25
I've been told the NGC Wings Night is organised for Saturday 19th August at the Original Masons pub in Walbottle.
Menu to follow but meal in the region of £10.
We've been putting together a list of names for various awards, but we'd also like to hear from anybody if they can think of any achievements we might have missed, or if you've had a memorable flight that others would be interested to hear of. You'd be surprised how many names we've got already...
Put the date in your diaries and get in touch with either myself or Colin Tweddell if you have any information for us.
Submitted by Rob Rose on Tue, 01/10/2013 - 08:23
Well done for passing your Bronze theory test over the weekend, Ian. Practical tests next!
If anybody else needs to sit the exam, we have papers available - but get your head in the books first, it's not as easy as you might think!
Submitted by Rob Rose on Tue, 30/07/2013 - 07:57
I'm pleased to report that after a twenty year break Ben Moor is back and re-soloed again this afternoon. Well done Ben and welcome back to the club, keep up the good work as we all enjoy a good bar shout!
Submitted by Rob Rose on Sun, 28/07/2013 - 20:42
A trip in the Puchacz with Rob Rose.
Submitted by Tim Neville on Sat, 20/07/2013 - 14:43
Well, the last few flying days have been fun - if only everyday was like that! Yesterday, Don kicked off as DI in the morning, where a few flights took place - I wasn't there for that so I'm not sure who flew.
I got there just after 3pm and the sky was starting to show signs of developing wave. Tim and I hopped into a two-seater to share a flight hoping to find wave - Tim's first experience of gliding in it. Jet Provosts don't count!
(You do know that two members can share a flight and take it for two hours rather than one? You can achieve more in two hours and it's more sociable and cheaper per person than a one-hour solo flight paid for by just yourself.)
Submitted by Rob Rose on Thu, 04/07/2013 - 11:16