Four Counties Closes
Following the announcement in June 2013 of the move of Tutor operations to RAF Wittering, options for Airfield sharing and alternative sites have been explored by the 4Cs Committee and members. None of these alternatives proved viable, and so it was with regret that in July 2014, the committee voted to dissolve the club at the end of the current membership year. The final Four Counties flight at Wittering took place on Sunday October 26th, bringing to a close 59 years of continuous RAF Gliding for this club.
Wittering to host ISRGC 2011
It has been confirmed that Four Counties will be hosting the Inter-Service Regional Gliding Competition 2011 at RAF Wittering. This exciting cross country competiton pits pilots from all three services, as well as civilian entrants, against each other in a thrilling contest of flying skill and speed!
For more information, visit www.fourcountiesgc.co.uk/isrgc.
New Website at last!
As you may have noticed, the website has undergone something of a facelift, which has been a long time in the creating. Many thanks go to Chris Emerson, a member of NUGC, without whom this site wouldn't have been possible. The site is designed to be a little more informative about the club, its history and its activities, so if you have any information to contribute, please don't hesitate to send it to me.
Change of Frequency
Please note that the club now operates on the radio frequency 129.975 MHz.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all club members past and present. 2009 was a good year for the club, with a number of improvements; new vehicles, new cable (Dyneema), new gliders on site and new solo pilots. Achievments ranged from first solos to Diamond distances, instructor ratings to five hours, and lots in between. Well done to everyone, and all the best for 2010, lets make it a good one!
The social calendar kicks off early in 2010 with the club New Year meal on Saturday 9th January at the Raj in Stamford. We can look forward to more social events such as flying evenings, and compulsory BBQs as we head into the warmer months!
Please note the Four Counties Members Forum is online at www.fourcountiesgc.co.uk/forum. Many members are already signed up, and this tool is proving a useful place for disseminating information, and the platform for friendly debate. So if you haven't already, get yourself registered!
Happy Landings for 2010!