Pete Wilson RIP

It is with great sadness that we have received news that Pete Wilson passed away yesterday evening the 1st Feb. He had not been at all well since Christmas.  Peter was a great supporter of the Club, a keen flyer and one of our best builders and pilots. Funeral arrangements will be advised internally to the membership when known.

Peter – in happier times down at the field with his Stolp Starlet built from his own plans

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Cliff Preston RIP

It is with great sadness that we have received news that our long-time club member Cliff Preston passed away at 06:00 on Thursday the 11th January.  Cliff was a great supporter of the Club in earlier years and always made a point of supporting our Annual Club Evening Dinner. Funeral arrangements will be advised internally to the membership as soon as possible.

Cliff – in happier times down at the field. Cliff Preston 2007

WET WET WET

As John has reported, the field is very wet at the moment – An update from Terry is as follows;-

I went down today to check if there was any change . The track is now drivable but to the side is a lot of mud with lying water. Parking on the parking area is a no no, (please don’t try) due to the wetness and also some earth clods on it. I will clear that if it is not done when I next go down.

HOWEVER it is so ridiculously wet that I don’t think flying is a sensible thing to consider unfortunately. I have never seen as much water around the area generally. On the other side of the fence the small pond that is normal in the winter is also bigger than I can ever remember.

NB Paul Evans also called down today to take a look. He reported much the same views is I describe above but also reported that the hut door was left open, held back with the fire extinguisher. Please check the area if you are the last to leave.

Wishing you a happy new year

Terry

And from the rest of the Committee a very happy new year and happy landings in 2018.