Iain Butler's blog

Kent Expedition - Day 5

An early start for everyone this morning: the forecast looked great with strong south-westerlies and sunny spells, and we wanted to make the most of what looked like it would be a good day. All were up and raring to go by 8! I travelled over to Charing on the train to arrive in time for lunch.

Unforuntately I could only see 50 yards of the Kent countryside outside the train window, certainly not enough visibility to go gliding. Forecasts are not to be trusted. 

Michaelmas Trial Flights

CUGC is holding two days of trial flights this week, taking place all day on Wednesday 10th and Friday 12th. For the bargain price of £22, you'll get transport to Gransden Lodge Airfield, a briefing from an experienced instructor, and a flight in a fully dual-controlled glider lasting approximately 8-15 minutes. If you want a second flight (and there is time available after everyone has had a go), we can do that for an additional £16.

Freshers' Squash

If you're interested in gliding and you want to find out more about our great club, come along to our Freshers' Squash in the Gardner Room at Emmanuel College (there will be signs from the Porters' Lodge) on Monday 8th October at 19:30

Freshers Fair

CUGC will have an outdoor stand at the CUSU Societies Fair all day tomorrow and Wednesday. Be sure to stop by and find out more about our sport! Look out for the big white glider...

CUGC Beginners Training Week

Before the madness of term kicks off once again, CUGC are taking up residence at Gransden Lodge for a week of flying. Updates to follow...

Sunday 23rd October


Monday 24th October

More rain. Tomorrow morning, however, looks better...

Tuesday 25th October

Varsity Success

Date: 2nd September 2012

Location: Gransden Lodge Airfield, home of CUGC


Cambridge team: Malcolm Morgan (captain), Iain Butler, Fiona Llewellyn-Beard

Oxford team: Natasha Spottiswoode (captain), Chris Ballance, Joel Scott-Halkes


Result: Cambridge beat Oxford 38 points to 16