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Flying Club News 30th July

July has flown by and we enter yet another new month, some bad news for those of you who fly G-VMJM, it looks like she may be away from some time. We do have G-AZLN which is a good four seat tourer and will step up to the plate until JM returns.
With a new month breaking it's Pilots in the Pub time, yes its next Thursday 7.30 at the Crown Inn, please come along a join in.
 
More groups than you can shake a stick at!
For any of you out there with wads of cash to spare there is an opportunity for a couple of groups to form. We have found some interesting aircraft, a Piper Arrow 2 fully complex and IFR fitted, a Cirrus G2 which is, as you would expect fully loaded and finally a Yak52 for you lunatics that like seeing the black on the top of the AH. If you would be interested in taking a share in any of the above then give me a call.
 
Enstone Mugs
We need to put an order in next week, please let me have your requirements by e-mail by Thursday 5th August latest. These are traditional enameled tin mugs, not quite indestructible but close, they also take two shots of Tea/coffee from the club house machine.....which will be  a boost for sales!
For full members the first Mug is free all subsequent mugs are just a fiver. You have a space of 6 x 1.5cm for your name, (see my prototype SKIPPER mug) call sign or whatever you need to identify your mug. Please note that more letters mean a smaller font. P lease e-mail me with what you want by  we can then order the first batch in August.

 
 
3rd August
Meteorology intensive ground school for students, if you are finding self study difficult give us a call and you can join the small group and sit your exam after, all this fun for £130 a bargain!!!
 
5th August Pilots in the Pub
If you have been thinking coming along, don't be shy. We really are a friendly bunch, please come along and join in with the tall tales 7.30 Crown Inn Church Enstone
 
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Flying Club News 24th July

despite all our attempts to change the unmentionable stuff it still is a great flying summer so far........where are you all? The pool is up and looking beautiful the club bar is fully stocked and to top it all we now have Rolo's in the sweetie tin!!!! Some great news both Gill McNeil and Hugo's blue licences have arrived from those fine fellows at Gatwick. Hurrah

The other good news is that Enstone mugs are now available for personalisation! For full members the first Mug is free all subsequent mugs are just a fiver. You have a space of 6 x 1.5cm for your name, call sign or whatever you need to identify your mug. Please note that more letters mean a smaller font. P lease e-mail me with what you want by 30th July we can then order the first batch in August.  

 24th July Duxford fly in for Piper aircraft with reduced landing fees! G-BNNT is available all day tomorrow!  

 24/25th July Oxford Morgan owners club visit Ed Morris invites you all to come along and view a British classic car in all its guises.  

29th July Curry night at Leicester Aeroclub Flyout Is doesn't get dark until late, you should be able to down your vindaloo and be back before sunset. Let us know if you would like to come along.  

3rd August Meteorology intensive ground school for students, if you are finding self study difficult give us a call and you can join the small group and sit your exam after, all this fun for £130 a bargain!!!  

5th August Pilots in the Pub If you have been thinking coming along, don't be shy. We really are a friendly bunch, please come along and join in with the tall tales 7.30 Crown Inn Church Enstone

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Flying Club News 16th July

we had a great turn out for the inaugural summer BBQ, sadly the strong wind spoilt what would have been a perfect evening, but everyone had a good time. come along to the next one on the 14th August. It would appear that the pool jinx has not left us as the unmentionable stuff has been awful for most of this week. Nick Bennett passed his IMC rating this week, congratulation to Nick on gaining this very special rating. Hurrah!  

Not flying and cancelling lessons Just recently we have a large number of cancellations of booked flights and lessons. Whilst we appreciate that things do go wrong and illness cannot be planned for, we do need to know if you are not planning to fly at least 24hrs in advance. For students, you must call in and talk to your instructor or Me. When you book either an aircraft or a lesson the aircraft is automatically allocated to you and cannot be booked by anyone else, with a lesson both the aircraft and instructor are booked, your instructor comes in specifically to teach you, if they do not fly they do not get paid. We will with immediate effect charge £50 for cancellations inside the 24hr notice period.  

Social Team/Committee since there has been no interest from anyone to be part of this group we will visit it another time perhaps  

Flyout Calendar Leicester Aero Club have a Thursday Curry night, we could take the fleet out for a Vindaloo! Let me know if you fancy coming along. 24th July Duxford fly in for Piper aircraft with reduced landing fees.  

Half Price flying we have aircraft going back and forward for maintenance, if you fancy some cheap flying in the fleet let me know. We will publish flights in advance, you only pay half the AGREED flight time to and from Coventry, Sywell or Cranfield.  Ground School for students   We will be running a Meteorology on the 3rd August, give me a call if you would like to join in on this.

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Flying Club News 2nd July

It was a small but lively gathering at Pilots in the pub last night, good to see some old members coming back to say hello and share tall tales. Come along to the next on on the 5th of August or better still our BBQ on the 10th July. 
A double helping of good news this week .The first bit of really good news is that Gill McNeil passed her CPL practical and is now a fully fledged Instructor and we welcome her to Team Enstone.
The Muppet's masquerading as an England team (using team loosely rather than a group of individuals actually working together) came home for an early bath, to their beloved Ferrari's, WAGs and £100k a week! At least we don't have to listen/watch the the mindless drivel pumped out 24/7 by the worlds media on the mental state of one team Muppet's dog. Hurrah for a defeat justly deserved!
The access road crew will not be needed this weekend, I screwed up on the concrete front, sorry!
 
Aerofair
I spent a couple of useful hours at this sparsely attended event on the Sunday, as you would expect a good showing of European and American built aircraft or kits but sadly not many from the UK. Why is that? Is it an indictment of our over regulated aviation industry or a lack of vision? Perhaps its the companies with everything to gain and nothing to loose are making aeroplanes for us to buy?
Great to meet the fine fellows from the British disabled flying Assn, we hope to be training some less able flying in our newly adapted PA28.
The Aware GPS system (built locally HURRAH) is a huge leap forward for flight safety, it is our intention to fit the basic unit in all the training aircraft after an evaluation period of one unit.
The LAA site was great, full of enthusiastic pilots/builders and some fabulous aircraft, Oh how I wish their enthusiasm could be turned into production aircraft built in the UK!
Some fab avifurniture by Hikoki, really beautiful desks, tables, lamps etc. all made from bits of aircraft. Lovely, unique but requiring deep pockets.
I had the chance to talk with John Edgley the designer of one of my favorite aeroplanes the Optica, a truly remarkable machine which I was lucky to fly a circuit at Enstone last year. Would be great to see many of them grace our skies in the future. Would any of you be interested in forming a group around one of these unique aeroplanes? let me know if you are!!!!
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