Cumbria Soaring Club Events Calendar

A diary of forthcoming CSC events. If there is a pdf icon in the right hand column, click on that for more information.

Date Event  
2 March 2019 XC Day with Dave Ashcroft and friends  
  2nd March, All Day XC Theory presentation hosted by Dales and CSC, Staveley. Every couple of years the DHPC and CSC run a joint presentation about XC theory and local flights in the Lakes and Dales. There are only 40 places and they are normally oversubscribed, so please only request a place on the course if you seriously intend to begin XCs this year or are already flying XC but could do with some theory. Some topics are similar to previous presentations, but it is mostly new. The venue will be at the Brewery in Staveley, north of Kendal, on Saturday the 2nd of March. We intend to start at 9:30am and finish by 5pm. We have 4 very different characters presenting: Ed Cleasby, Mike Cavanagh, Ben Keayes and Dangerous Dave. This is the 4th XC Theory course we’ve run, and we’re improving with time so it should be quite good. The subjects are as follows: Introduction to XC; thermalling; flight planning; defined tasks; instruments and apps; review of a nice triangle in the Lakes by Mike; Routes through the Dales by Ed; clouds and cloud flying. If you wish to attend or have any questions, please e-mail me at canddashcroft@hotmail.com and I’ll keep in touch with you. Also, just for our records, please say if you are a member of the DHPC, CSC or both clubs. Thanks very much.  
9 March 2019 RASP for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS! @ The Flight Park, Keswick  
  Aimed very much at new and low airtime pilots, Malcolm Grout explains how to access and use this online forecasting tool. Talk starts at 7:00pm. Seriously NOT for those who already know what they're doing!