LATEST NEWS

Club Meeting

Our next club meeting takes place 2nd December 2021 at the Elm Tree in Hightown, Ringwood at 8pm.

On stage we’re having some fireside panel chats on a broad range of topics like speed of progression, wing choice, decision making, preparation for incidents, chastisements, weather danger signs, rotor, SIV and flying psychology. We’ve got several panels of ‘experts’ lined up to share their thoughts, from low airtimers to 1000 hour plus pilots.

Do put the date in your diary. Let me know if there are any topics you would like discussed, or if you would like to participate.

Normally we congregate in the bar area from 7pm onwards for a social chat around one of the tables. Then transfer over to "The Barn" where the main meeting takes place with drinks in hand.
Should you live a long distance from the venue, then maybe arranging a lift share would be an option?
Typically the meetings end around 10pm.

First-Aid Course

The Wessex HGPG is organising a first-aid course which is tailored for our sport, if you are interested, details and booking here.

SITE NEWS

Kimmeridge

19/11/2021

There are no formal shoot dates at Smedmore (Kimmeridge) this season. There may however be a couple of "rough days" which will be announced nearer the time.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Monksdown / Winklebury

05/11/2021

These sites will be CLOSED on Mondays & Wednesdays from now until the 1st of February 2022 due to shooting.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Barton-On-Sea

05/11/2021

Additional rules have been added to the Barton-On-Sea site guide.
Please take the time to read it before you next fly Barton-On-Sea.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Ringstead

02/08/2021

After much hard work by our sites officer (Gordon), the National Trust have announced that with immediate effect, HG may resume use of Ringstead.
All flyers are reminded that the following restrictions MUST be adhered to:

a) The rear landing field is now closed and should not be used by PG or HG for landing.

b) No more than 10 gliders are to be on take-off or flying along the take-off/landing ridge.

c) PGs should be safely stored inside yourvehicle when they are not in use.

Please remember that we do not have exclusive use of the site and must respect the other users of the site.

Failure to adhere to the new restrictions will lose the site.

Please read the Ringstead site guide BEFORE you next fly.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Monksdown

20/04/2021

Monksdown Has re-opened!
After long negotiations with the Monksdown farmer we are pleased to announce that Monksdown has re-opened. However, there are very strict conditions on its use - infringements are likely to see us lose the site forever.

Please take time to read the updated Monksdown site guide before you next visit Monksdown. Please also ensure that you destroy any earlier versions of the guide that you may have in your possession.

The committee is open to suggestions on the best way forward so that we can make the rule changes fair to all those wishing to fly the site. Initially we plan to have a dedicated Telegram MONKSDOWN SITE LOG group for Wessex HGPG members to announce their arrivals and departures at the site, thus enabling the new rule of 5 to be best managed.

Wessex HGPG Committee

Kimmeridge

24/03/2021

We have been instructed to advise flyers that you are not permitted to park your vehicle anywhere behind the ridge. This includes behind launch and at Heaven's Gate. Please use the car parks only.

The site-guide for Kimmeridge has been updated. Please take the time to read it before you next fly Kimmeridge.

Wessex HGPG Committee

WEATHER STATIONS

GENERAL

New Members

Mark Taylor Wareham PG:CP
Robert Matthew Bougourd St Peter Port PG:CP
Today's Member
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Martin Hayward
Today's EITS Photo