26May2017

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Peter Kopfstein has obtained the first position in the unlimited category at the Czech National Aerobatic Championship, held in Chotěboř.

Glider Aerobatics will be invited to The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, for the first time in history.  The FAI has announced that Glider Aerobatics, Parachuting Canopy Piloting and Paramotors have been selected by the IWGA (International World Games Association). All three will be grouped as disciplines under the Air Sports banner.


On May 4, 2014, 77 year-old Andreini died while performing aerial acrobatics at an airshow in Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, California, when his Stearman biplane crashed into the ground.

As young trainees at Westland in Yeovil we had a maxim for Thursdays which was to always try and score early. Admittedly this was in a specific context, which may or may not have had anything to do with party night in that wonderful market town, but I have carried it forward with me. It is very useful to apply when you are preparing for a multi-day contest, particularly the Senior Nationals and especially when faced with a variable forecast.

Buckminster Gliding Club lies roughly midway between the villages of Saltby and Skillington in lovely countrysidejust north of Rutland, based of course on yet another of those WW2 left-overs from the almost forgotten era of B17 bombers and 'over here' Yanks.

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