Burns Night - Saturday 24th January 2015

£20.00 per person, haggis, neaps & tatties, whisky.  Dress: smart or traditional.  19:15 for 19:45.  Tickets available from the restaurant.


2015 Lasham Gliding Winter Talks


Saturday 10th January 2015

Ray Thompson tells of his trekking to Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas


Saturday 17th January 2015

Talk by Keith Conradi of the Air Accident Investigation Board


Saturday 24th January 2015

Alex Conboy tells of her exploits in the BT Global Challenge Yacht Race.  Alex captained one of the yachts competing.


Saturday 31st January 2015

Allan Melmore is a member at Lasham as well as being the Commanding Officer of the local 618 Air Cadet Volunteer Gliding Squadron at Odiham.  He will tells us about Air Cadet gliding, past, present and future.  Many of us started our gliding careers with the Air Cadets and it will be interesting to hear of what happens nowadays and what is in store for the future


Saturday 7th February 2015

A return visit to the WW2 Battle of Britain Bunker at Uxbridge.  Contact the office for further information.


Saturday 14th February 2015

Steve Grant will play a classical guitar recital for us.


Saturday 21st February 2015

Unfortunately Derek Piggott is now unable to give a talk.

Mike Newman has kindly agreed to give a talk instead on human factors in gliding.  "They did what?? Do obvious accidents have obvious explanations?  The visible error we read of in an accident/incident report is not necessarily the casual error.  The way we process information can benefit and affect our flying and decision making depending on the scenario and how we plan for it.


Saturday 28th February 2015

A talk by Russell Carpenter on the English Electric Lightning that he owns.


Saturday 7th March 2015

Michael Bird - better known as Platypus will tell about Platypus' travels.  Mike has flown in very many different parts of the world.  He is an engaging speaker and it will be very interesting to hear of his experiences.  The talk will be entitled "Travels of Platypus: gliding across USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Austria, Poland and Spain - with glancing blows at Mexico, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy."


Saturday 14th March 2015

Vintage Gliding Club presentation.  More info to follow.


Saturday 21st March 2015

Chris Marren will tell some interesting facts and insights about the Zulu Conflict.


All talks will be held in the Brown Elephant (unless otherwise announced).  Please be seated by 6:00pm.

If you wish to dine in the restaurant afterwards please book on 01256 384910