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  • January 22, 2017

    22nd JANUARY – IT’S GOLD MEDALS FOR TEAM GB

    After delayed launching waiting for the day to get going it was tasks in the blue for all classes yesterday. And a ...

  • January 20, 2017

    FRIDAY 20th JANUARY – DAY CANCELLED AGAIN

    It was raining heavily when we woke up this morning and as we drove to the airfield in the rain to prep our gliders...

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Plenty of people are taking advantage of the good weather. Here is a screen grab showing gliders carrying electronic visibility technology (FLARM). In amongst them are members of the Women's Team who are still at Lasham, practising ahead of the Worlds which start in 33 days' time. ... See MoreSee Less

Abdullah Jeddahwing, Christine Whittaker and 23 others like this

Club de vol a voile du BlancZE en plein centre, bien entouré Jacques aux commandes, une belle journée

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The British Team are trying something a little different this year... For each of the four internationals (Women's Worlds, Junior Worlds, Flapped and Unflapped Europeans), we are taking as part of the team a Media Manager. This person will be raising the profile of the team by creating great posts on website, FB, Instagram etc etc as well as traditional press releases. First up is Alison Randle for the Women's Worlds - Alison - welcome to the team! Further details to follow... ... See MoreSee Less

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Alison RandleIt's great to be on board! Having spent Easter Sunday at Lasham catching up with the Team, I'm really looking forward to supporting the team over the next few weeks.

7 days ago   ·  2
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British Gliding TeamWe'll be needing a bit of help from you to help build the buzz and spread the word as Ayala Truelove, Claudia Hill and Liz Sparrow prepare for their World Championships which open on 20th May.To help you to do that, what sort of posts and information would you like to see coming from the team? What are you most likely to share with your fb friends and followers?

7 days ago
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Dave Saxby HandsAll good to hear. Please keep me informed as any form of media feedback/publicity helps with my effort to secure sponsorship for the team.

7 days ago   ·  1
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Easter weekend was British Team Training Weekend at Lasham. Most of the team were present for a weekend of racing and general race prep to get us all ready for the internationals this year. Pics and news to follow! First comp this year will be the Women's Worlds at Zbraslavice, the team are off on 13th May. ... See MoreSee Less

Easter weekend was British Team Training Weekend at Lasham. Most of the team were present for a weekend of racing and general race prep to get us all ready for the internationals this year

British Gliding Team added 6 new photos to the album: Lasham Team Training April 2017 — at Lasham Airfield.

Easter weekend was British Team Training Weekend at Lasham. Most of the team were present for a weekend of racing and general race prep to get us all ready for the internationals this year
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Easter weekend was British Team Training Weekend at Lasham. Most of the team were present for a weekend of racing and general race prep to get us all ready for the internationals this year

British Gliding Team added 10 new photos to the album: Lasham Team Training April 2017 — at Lasham Airfield.

Easter weekend was British Team Training Weekend at Lasham. Most of the team were present for a weekend of racing and general race prep to get us all ready for the internationals this year
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Paul MasonWell done Max and thanks for the update

3 months ago
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British Gliding Team with Russell Cheetham.

Treating my mate Russell(world champion)to a well deserved drink in the Qantas business lounge...good work all!
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Peter WyldHave a good trip home guys!

3 months ago
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Kelly FreemanEnjoy guys!! It was awesome to meet you both plus all your amazing crew! You will be missed from Benalla

3 months ago
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Denisse GouerineAre you in the QF009 leaving tonight ? We might be in the same flight !

3 months ago
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Richard John McLeanCongrats guys

3 months ago   ·  1
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Al EddieCheapskate - the booze is free in there... ;)

3 months ago   ·  1
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John ScottWell done Russell.

3 months ago   ·  2
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Chris GeorgeMany congratulotions Russell we are feeling very proud of you and can now brag how we both had our first flight with you as the pilot. Much love Wendy and Maurice xx

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What a finale to a difficult World Championships, with the top 3 places in all three classes up for grabs. The weather was distinctly average by Australian standards, with only one exceptional day. Apart from one day with early cumulus, the conditions were blue with lift between 4000-6000' AGL. The contest was dominated by gaggle flying, Steve and I were often able to avoid the larger gaggles by working together. We found ourselves leading out the gaggle on most occasions, but not being able to make a clean break due to the relatively weak conditions.
Going into the last day, Steve and I had a very good chance of both making the podium, unfortunately it was not to be. Although separated by a few KMs, we both pushed hard in the last 80kms and both got low. I was lucky to climb away from very low, having already put the gear down and within a second of firing the turbo on my base leg into a field! Steve had a slower climb and finished a few minutes behind.
Steve's unselfish support throughout made it possible for me to get on the podium. Flying with Steve is incredibly relaxing, he doesn't get fazed by anything!
A tremendous team performance by all to win the team cup and a big thank you to Max, my Aussie crew Matt and all the crews for such fantastic support throughout the contest.
Finally, hats off to, Russell and Andy in the Open class for an outstanding performance. It was an honour to be able to pour a bucket of water over my friend Russell when we realised that he was the new Open class World Champion :-)
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Terry MoyesWell done Mike great performance by you and the rest of the team.

3 months ago
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Paul RiceGreat stuff Mike & all the team.

3 months ago
Paul Rice

Bacon LuvvaGreat steak and kidney pies at International night too! They were terrific, reckon I ploughed through half a dozen easy. 😍

3 months ago   ·  1
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George MetcalfeCongrats Mike & Steve, and of course to the whole team for all their achievementsBut the flag's at half mast.....next time, shorten the pole!

3 months ago
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Howard JonesYour'e assuming the mast is the same height as the others...

3 months ago
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