Nice experience trying to run from front ..

Flight diary details
Date of Flight: 
22 Apr 2017
Takeoff site: 
Firle

No where to go.. no nice looking clouds all around....front forming cloud was under me..Base must have only been 1200 on the cold front.
Did try to land back at Firle but couldn't get under the front cloud so had to go and find a safe landing ASAP.
Enjoyed it though lovely and smooth until 900 ft

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The Joy of XC - a Q & A session with Luke Nicol

27 Apr 2017 - 19:30
27 Apr 2017 - 21:30

Luke is well known in the hanggliding community for his skills and enthusiasm for the sport. Luke has now added paragliding to his list of activities and has just lauched himself into the XC scene with a blinding 200k flight.

Luke is hosting the coaching evening this month and will be doing a short talk folowed by Q & A.

Come along, get inspired , get some helpful data and get going with your own XC adventures.

This will be from 8pm

7.30 to 8 pm induction for new members

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Spring has sprung 2017

I'm sure there's an echo in here? here? here?

WILL ALL MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEED TO CONFIRM CLUB MEMBERSHIP, AND THUS PILOT QUALIFICATION AND INSURANCE, RESIDES WITH EACH AND EVERY MEMBER NOT SOME IMAGINARY SITE POLICE - TO SIMPLIFY THIS, ALL MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR THEIR SHGC HELMET STICKER.

Do not spend £200 on an EN1077 class B helmet as that is far too much for a chamber pot and that is the only real use for such an artefact. Meager head fairings are the sole preserve of those with meager heads...

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Latest BHPA Club Bulletin

February 2017 now available - Click here for a complete list
Also latest Instructor and Coach newsletter on the same page.

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Quick Out safety notice - Don't be an idiot...

https://finsterwalder-charly.de/images/stories/produkte/bauteile/karabin...

Quick‐Out carabiner safety notice ‐ 7. December 2016

Dear customers,

On 15 November 2016, the faulty assembly of a Quick‐Out carabiner lead to its accidental opening. The pilot had dismounted both of the Quick‐Out's release buttons and later re‐installed them in swapped positions.

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Paragliding Shoulder Pain Survey

I've received this this afternoon - if you can help them, please do:

Subject: Paragliding Shoulder Pain Survey

Dear all,

SHG Bash

A big thanks to Andraus and his team for the great food.
Stars came out about 8 pm and the fire was great.
Thanks to all those that came and a big thankyou to all that helped with the marquee etc.
Special thanks to Catherine and Gary, also Mark for his firemaking.