Neural Discharge

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Dancing with Foxes

Last weekend I got a fantastic opportunity to fly one of only two MDM-1 Fox aerobatic gliders in the country.  The Fox is very different to other gliders, its short … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to dress (and equip) like a Pilot

With winter fast approaching, its time to check up on the clothes and equipment that you need for gliding. I should start with a disclaimer, this post is meant to … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Success at last

After too many attempts I have finally completed my silver distance The day was looking promising with strong lift, but also strong winds from the south. Both Graham and I … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Varsity Match 2013

In a closely contested varsity match at Bicester, Oxford won by 371 point to 352. Captain Malcolm Morgan and Joe Roberts represented Cambridge against Chris Ballance and Matt from Oxford. Day … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Special Grass

In my ongoing saga to complete my Silver I took advantage of a thermic but windy day to attempt my 50k. The wind was from the South West, so the … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fifth Time Lucky

After three attempts to do my silver height, always foiled by logger problems. The opportunity to do it came up again. With only two problems. 1) It was very windy … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Towards Gliding on TV

I have seen the future, and it is on Google Earth. The 2013 European Gliding Championship is broadcast live at http://www.livetrack24.com/tasks/1005 although this is not the first time this has happened, it … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment