January 18, 2012

Parachute Repack Dates


Tim Moran of T.P.F. Parachute Services has scheduled three visits for the near future:

Week commencing 6th February
Week commencing 12th March
Week commencing 16th April

Please leave your chutes in the wooden cupboard in the parachute closet and give your details to the office.

Many thanks,


December 30, 2011

What's happening in 2013

Whats happening in 2013

Dear Lasham Member,

We have now finalised the 2013 program of courses and expeditions that Lasham will be running, so here’s a heads up on what we have planned for the coming year.

Winter Bronze C Lectures

From the beginning of January on Sunday evenings at 5pm in the brown elephant, we will be running a series of winter lectures to help you study and pass the Bronze C ground exam. These lectures are principally aimed at people going through the training system but may also be of interest to anyone who did their Bronze a long time ago and would like to refresh on some subjects

January   20th  -  Airlaw, Operational Procedures and EASA-FCL

January   27th  -  Principles of flight and Aircraft structures

February 10th   -    Navigation

February  17th  -    Meteorology

Jaca Expedition - A few places still available

The list has been open for a few weeks now and is filling up fast. Currently there are still a few places remaining on the First and Last weeks of the spring expedition.

 4th    9th March

25th – 30th March

Please contact the office or myself for further information or to book your place.

Sisteron Expedition in June

Once again we will be running an expedition to Sisteron in the Southern French Alps. With an average of 300 days sunshine per year, the area is gliding paradise, with mountain thermals, ridge soaring and wave soaring available on most days. Combine this with the most stunning scenery a glider pilot could wish for and you can see why the southern French alps is one of the best glider pilots playgrounds in the world.

This year we will be taking our Duo Discus and DG 1000 for the two weeks. Each week will consist of six days flying starting on a Sunday and will have a rest day between the two weeks. The student/instructor ratio will be 2:1 each week. What more could you ask for, with very experienced instructors to guide you and help develop your mountain flying skills, you will come back with your horizons broadened

16th – 21st June

23rd – 28th June

The list for the June expedition to Sisteron will be open in the Lasham office on Sat 22nd of February.

 Advanced Courses in 2013

Following on from the success of the advanced courses in 2012 we will again be running courses that take you early solo up to flying cross country and racing in competitions. Full details of the course dates can be seen on the Lasham web site in the club calendar section.

 This year the majority of these advanced courses will be run by my Deputy CFI, G Dale and as many of you who have been on one of “G” courses before will know, his skill at running cross country soaring courses is second to none.

As it proved to be popular in 2012 we will again be running a competition training course running in July. This course aims to show you how to race cross country, play competition tactics and become the person standing up front giving the day winners speech.

All booking for the advanced courses should be made through the office and as in previous years, if the demand is high we will lay on extra courses to satisfy members and visitors needs.

Colin Watt.

Chief Flying Instructor.

Lasham Gliding Society.