Winching Instructions Available
For anyone involved on the winch or intending to learn how to winch, please see the instructions added to the downloads page. Thanks.
Flying restarts 09:00, Saturday 5th September. Let's hope for good weather!
K13 to 9000 feet
With the July and August free daily membership scheme we have a few visitors on site.
The last 2 weeks has seen mainly Westerly winds and the ridge working nicely. It has also brought wave on many days. John & Shaun even coaxed the K13 to over 9000ft on Saturday. Slippery plastic gliders have been doing slightly better. Andy Jones flew his recently acquired Cirrus to 10000ft on his first wave flight at Skelling Farm.
Andys Memorable Flight
Eden Soaring, bit of a hike but well worth the effort (100-110 miles) from Burn approx 2 hours in an old Land Rover. Friendly club, good instruction on ground procedures and in the air on how to fly a ridge where to go and where not to go. Interesting looking back trying to find a grass field where you launched in and amongst lots of other grass fields when you're used to looking for cooling towers and a big tarmac triangle. Again a few points on local landmarks certainly made it easier.
We now have reciprocal membership so no problem there, just remember to take your membership card, medical cert and insurance for your glider if you intend to fly your own. Club gliders are two K13's (one is an old friend GBA).
With the formalities over I launched in the DG and had an amazing flight sampling thermal, ridge and soaring the sea breeze front and there was wave out front, I thought that I'd connected but...?? Travelled out to the edge of the lakes for a look and back what scenery just stunning. Can't wait to venture back and with some practice them mountains are a calling. One of the most memorable flights that I've had in a very long time.
If anyone from Eden gets wind of this note Thanks for a great day. I't won't be my last.
Andy Kitchen, Burn Gliding Club
Edencam Now Live!
Our edencam webcam is up and running with a permanent link from the top of every page.
Just a quick reminder for any pilots thinking of visiting us; we offer reciprocal membership to members of Currock Hill, Millfield, Burn, Lakes and Dumfries gliding clubs.
1st cross country: 50k Silver Distance
An average to good day at Edensoaring!
Flew down to Brough and then back up the Pennine ridge to Gelt Bridge (near to Brampton) and then back to the airfield at Skelling.
See the trace here.
Club Buys a Second Training Glider
Good news - we have a second K13 joining the fleet in 2015. That should keep the queues to a minimum and ensure everyone gets plenty of soaring time. Ridge soaring tuition a speciality!
See you all soon!
Video of Nialls flight out to Cockermouth
Niall has created a short video of his flight from Skelling Farm out to Cockermouth and back to Frenchfield Sports Club. Some fantastic footage of the hills and lake district from the air.
Patty's Grand Day Out
July at Edensoaring
The last few weeks have been pretty good at Edensoaring. We have had a number of Bronze legs from last year’s crop of solo pilots, a Bronze completion, another 1st solo, a silver duration and we have completed winch training of a number of local members. Trial lessons are going well and our July/August special offer is attracting new visitors.
The weather has also been kind with glorious thermal days giving cloud bases of 6000ft, occasional wave even in July and some spectacular convergences that the more experienced have explored far afield. Oh yes, we have had a few landouts from visitors and members alike but without damage.
I almost forgot that the Crossfell Pennine ridge has also been working very well when we have had some Westerlies and on 2 occasions we have enjoyed a mild Helm to 7500ft.
John Castle (Duty Instructor)
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