New Wave-like Cloud Gets Official Recognition

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) finally accepts ‘Asperitas’ as a new official classification of cloud.

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Oliver Bates Goes Solo!

Yes, it’s true – another young pilot goes solo at DGC. Congratulations to Oliver Bates who recently went solo, pictured here with instructor Richard Walker.

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A Satisfied Customer

Here’s an email I got today which I’d like to share with everyone.  We may not see him again here, but hopefully not lost to gliding …..  Firstly I would like to say thanks for the warm welcome at the club the other week when I came on a chance of being able to fly. […]

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David Bowns Goes Solo!

Congratulations to David Bowns who took his first solo flight today!

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Will Travis Goes Solo!

Congratulations Will Travis on going solo today! So I finally soloed today and did 2 solo flights. Got some lift on the second one, and all went well. Thanks to everyone for helping me and teaching me all I know.

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Pocklington TSC – Day 2 (a different perspective)

Jack Carter has sent this in to share with you all.  The photo is unrelated to this post but the BBC were caught filming DGC’s Janus, so we thought we’d share it with you. On with Jack’s story: Pilots – myself and Craig Hobson.   Early start this morning to grid the gliders before the […]

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Pocklington TSC – Day 3

The photo says it all – no flying today for our intrepid pilots.  

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Pocklington TSC – Day 2 (Update)

David Carter, our man in the air, sends in this update: I took off with Richard in the back at about 1pm and to his massive credit he let me fly the whole trip with some helpful advice but no hands on the controls at all.   Launch was a wild ride behind a Pawnee […]

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Pocklington TSC – Day 2

This just in from David Carter, our man on the ground (or maybe up in the air!) at Pocklington. Suitably woken up by the local town crier, the briefing commenced.   First task is a cheeky 180+km in a northerly direction with a 35kt WSW at 4500 feet (like anyone’s getting that high!). Lower winds […]

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Pocklington TSC – Day 1

David Carter, our man on the ground at Pocklington has just sent us this report: I thought I might try a blog of events at Pocklington  – there’s a few of us here now, it’s like little Darlton with 18 booked in for dinner in the pub tonight.  Tents are all but up and caravans sorted, […]

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