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Thursday and Friday flying at last.

Booker Gliding - Sat, 08/12/2017 - 11:41
Much improved weather and the Air League have 2 busy flying days.

Thursday btought a number of 15m gliders out for an airing. Strong thermals albeit broken at times.

Friday brought a mixture of early good weather with good thermals and an approaching front that brought lower cloud and cooler weather.

Richard at the morning briefing explaining how the weather front will affect the day.

The motor glider getting ready for departure during Thursdays training.

very many thanks to all the tug pilots and helpers, and especially to Henry Ross who selflessly gave up a week to help us keep the course going, even when the weather was dreadful.

lets look forward to another good week next week.
 


Wednesday 9th Air league cadets in the classroom all day

Booker Gliding - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 08:00
The weather was pretty awful with low cloud and rain all day.

lectures all day.

Richard gave us a talk on circuit planning and approach control, Henry gave practical tuition in daily Inspection procedures. Then a visit to the control tower to halp understand how that all works and then back into the classroom for a talk on stalling.

Before we knew it, it was time to pack up and go home.

Looking forward to a great day tomorrow---we may even fly!

8.30 start tomorrow.

Tuesday 8 August Air League spend day in the classroom

Booker Gliding - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 18:19
Low cloud and rain meanyt we were unable to get flying. The day was usefully spent with a series of talks and getting the basics clear in readiness for flying.

Henry Ross gave our course members a training session in the flight simulator. great fun for everyone involved. Thanks Henry.



Tomorrow looks like more briefings, including Daily Inspections, circuits and stalling.

These pictures are from yesterday--Nick and Henry getting the course underway .



monday afternoon cleared sufficiently to get some launches done

Sunday better than expected!

Booker Gliding - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:21
A busy Sunday with better than expected lift all day. Back to the more traditional British summer weather next week....

Congratulations to Lincoln Hirst on his first solo, and half an hour's soaring to boot! Well done!

6 August - a reminder of summer

Booker Gliding - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:01
Isn't this what summer is supposed to look like?


Plenty of members were out yesterday to take advantage of good conditions, a pleasant change from recent days (weeks).........

3 August very windy and very gusty.

Booker Gliding - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 07:54
Winds at 1000ft QNH forecast at 35 knots with gusts of 10-15 knots.

Just a little too much for the early pilots to practice their flying skills, so it was into the classroom for the 2nd day.

Topics covered were Stalling, Daily Inspections, Airbrakes and Approach control, Circuit Planning and practical navigation in preparation for the bronze C exam. It was great to see so many enthusiastic trainees joining in---good fun.

Jane and John getting to grips with a 1:500000 aeronautical chart.

2 August a very wet day

Booker Gliding - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 07:47
We saw the strangest thing outside the workshop,  we know they are brilliant engineers---but surely this will be just a little too difficult to get into the air?

This is the aircraft prop used in Harrison Fords "The last Crusade". The cockpit is now full of brambles but in the film it was seen roaring through the tunnel with flames.

We kept ourselves at the club with loads of groundschool and several pots of tea.



Superyacht Joy: A Sublime Escape

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 14:00
Superyacht Joy: A Sublime Escape Boundless freedom, infinite discoveries, nestled in nature's palm; everything one could desire from a charter discovery. In 70-metre M/Y Joy is just this. The Feadship delivery in 2016 took the industry by storm, offering interiors by Studio Indigo matching the British talents Bannenberg and Rowell's exterior excellence. We take a closer look...

As far as masterful collaborations go, two yachting powerhouses; Bannenberg and Rowell dedicated to her exquisite exterior lines, and Dutch pedigree yard Feadship are enough to spark excitement and awe. As we take a closer look at M/Y Joy it becomes evident she is made for a sublime escape. 

A New Era in Design
Covering five decks, her 70-metre stature is expansive and well balanced. Her stunning concave lines and artistic use of glass creates a perfect harmony between the exterior and the interior. This makes her an idyllic yacht for Summer cruising against the crystal archipelago. Pockets of air conditioned indoor/outdoor zones known as 'winter gardens' were created to further enhance this feeling of space and connection to the great outdoors. Wide walkways are without precedent on a motor yacht of this size, while fascinating shapes in the superstructure give Joy a design language and identity all of her own. 

Having sat with us at Monaco Yacht Show 2016, Dickie Bannenberg of Bannenberg and Rowell, responsible for her exterior design, shared that M/Y Joy marked a new era for the design house; “She’s our newest delivery [this year], but more importantly our first exterior of - without sounding too grand - what we’ll call the newer Bannenberg and Rowell era." With her poise, elegance and detail, it is easy to see why. 

Sophisticated and Feminine
Inside, Studio Indigo takes on a world of sumptuous styling and soft colour palettes, harmonising the plush outdoor surroundings with the interior. Her pastel tones offer a resonance of a French Boudoir, feeling every inch a place of comfort and luxury to match its breathtaking exteriors.  With such a flexible cabin layout to sleep 12 guests comfortably, 8 cabins offer a playful and sophisticated style of dusk pinks, creams and neutral tones that add warmth and space to an already lavish setting. 

Wellness or Adventure
Its elevator services three of the five decks, with nothing feeling like hard work. Whether it's a seamless journey into new realms or discovering its dedicated wellness facilities; like its large gym, spa room and on board masseuse, Joy ensures every stop off along your charter journey has all the tranquil perks of relaxation. 

Whether you're spending an afternoon on the games-deck or making the splash with a SeaBob or kayak (to name a few of its many amenities), M/Y Joy allows its guests to take on a breathtaking ocean adventure, or to live al-fresco, soaking up panoramic visions of beauty. Whether you are floating across pristine mangroves or snorkelling the depths of the azure, M/Y Joy establishes herself as a the ultimate discovery of joy itself.

M/Y Joy is available to Charter with Burgess in the Indian Ocean in the Winter Season and the East and West Mediterranean in the Summer Season. 

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National Geographic Kids and LEGO® CITY Team Up to Help Kids Explore the Jungle

National Geographic News Feed - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 23:57

WASHINGTON (August 2, 2017)—National Geographic Kids and LEGO® CITY announced today that they are joining forces to inspire children to explore, discover and learn about jungles and the importance of their preservation.

Known for his impressive scientific outreach work and exploration of the “Boiling River” in the Amazon, National Geographic Explorer Andrés Ruzo is spearheading the project with the LEGO Group and National Geographic Kids, and is passionate about sharing the importance of these habitats with future “young explorers.” With LEGO City Jungle sets, vehicles and mini-figures, Ruzo has created a fun way to highlight the diversity of jungle habitats, the variety of plant and animal species, and the importance of conservation.

“Of all my expeditions to the Amazon rainforest, this was definitely the one my 9-year-old self would have not wanted to miss,” said Ruzo. “The mission: To explore the sacred and mysterious Boiling River of the Amazon, deep in the heart of the jungle. The goal: To inspire kids to care about the jungle and the planet. The tools: High-tech gear like drones, GPSes and thermal cameras – and the new LEGO CITY Jungle sets, of course!”

Ruzo continued: “I want kids to love the jungle and to want to protect and understand it as much as I do. Long before I was ever exploring the jungle, I was dreaming up my own jungle adventures as a boy. This is why I am so excited for the LEGO CITY Jungle range: I want playtime to inspire the next generation of jungle explorers.”

As part of the initiative, the LEGO Group and National Geographic Kids will also launch an exciting new competition to win a seven-day Costa Rica Family Expedition with National Geographic Expeditions to the jungles of Costa Rica in Central America. The winning family will explore the treetops and volcanic canyon landscapes of Rio Blanco, go zip lining through tropical forests surrounded by astonishing wildlife, visit a wildcat rescue center to meet orphaned ocelots and jaguars, dine in a treehouse and get to experience the real-life jungle. Open to kids ages 6 through 16 in the United States, contest entrants must imagine something they might discover deep in the jungle – and then draw it or build it with LEGO bricks. Further details are available at www.LEGO.com/jungle.

In addition to the LEGO jungle sets and contest, kids can look for a special jungle-themed issue of National Geographic Kids magazine, which, in subscriber editions, includes a LEGO CITY and National Geographic Kids “Explorer’s Handbook” – a mini guide to everything to know about the jungle. From what to pack to how to avoid predators, the Explorer’s Handbook is filled with fun facts and activities for children to dive into. The special jungle edition of the magazine goes on sale on newsstands on August 9.

Kids can also explore the jungle with LEGO CITY and National Geographic Kids online. National Geographic Kids is featuring a dedicated Jungle hub at www.natgeokids.com/jungle, jam-packed with jungle facts and fun activities for kids. Special jungle videos following Ruzo and his LEGO companions through the Amazon also are available at www.LEGO.com/jungle, taking viewers on an educational and immersive journey of adventure and discovery.

For more information, visit www.LEGO.com/jungle and www.natgeokids.com/jungle now.

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Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

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1 August Is it summer yet?

Booker Gliding - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 08:33
The weather was cycling rather quickly. Rapid over development followed by a few light showers and overcast, clearing through every few hours and all happening again.

Some good local soaring at times ( a reward for the persistent).

The day started with a short brief at 8.30 and then out on the field for some early flight training. many thanks to Jim, who volunteeered to fly the Pawnee all day and keep us moving along with his enthusiasm.



Louis Mattey continued some intensive training, trying to get to grips with the aerotow and experiencing the fun of spins in the K13.



Welcome to James Clare, our new pupil. James is a lock keeper,  how is that for an unusual job?  James has embarked on a flexi course to get himself solo and beyond.


 The sky at 2pm.



 Paul getting ready to take Alex Mann on his first trial lesson. Rumour has it that will not be the last time we see Alex. Many thanks to Paul and Nick for flying with our trial lessons today.

The day ended with ground school covering circuit planning and approach control.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ANNOUNCES 2017 TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

National Geographic News Feed - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 13:46

WASHINGTON (August 1, 2017)—A photograph of an erupting volcano hit by a bolt of lightning has earned Sergio Tapiro Velasco of Mexico the prestigious title of 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Velasco will receive a 10-day trip for two to the Galápagos Archipelago with National Geographic Expeditions, as well as a $2500 prize. Velasco’s incredible photo was selected from over 15,000 entries from participants in more than 30 countries.

Velasco took his grand prize-winning photo, titled “The Power of Nature,” outside Colima, Mexico. For more than a decade, Velasco has been studying and photographing the Volcán de Colima, which is one of the most active volcanos in Latin America and also known as the “Volcano of Fire.” Before he captured this striking photograph, Velasco had been carefully tracking an increase in activity and closely watched the volcano for almost a month.

While shooting on a completely clear night just 12 kilometers away from the crater, Velasco heard a booming noise and witnessed the biggest volcanic lightning he’d ever seen. Until he reviewed the photos he’d taken, Velasco had no idea if he’d actually captured the spectacular event.

“When I looked on the camera display, all I could do was stare,” said Velasco. “What I was watching was impossible to conceive, the image showed those amazing forces of nature interacting on a volcano, while the lightning brightened the whole scene. It’s an impossible photograph and my once in a lifetime shot that shows the power of nature.”

National Geographic Travel celebrates stunning photos taken by people all over the globe, especially those that inspire readers to see the world through a new lens. The 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest recognizes spectacular photos taken within the last two years, with entries in three categories: Nature, People and Cities.

In addition to the grand-prize winner, top photos were selected in each of the three categories. First-, second- and third-place winners were awarded $2500, $750 and $500, respectively, as well as a subscription to National Geographic Traveler magazine. In addition to winning the grand prize, Velasco’s photo was also chosen as the winner in the Nature category. Norbert Fritz of Hungary took top honors in the Cities category for his photo titled “Levels of Reading,” while “Worship” by F. Dilek Uyar of Turkey won the People category.

All of the winning and honorable mention photos may be viewed at natgeo.com/travelphotocontest.

This year’s competition was judged by Molly Roberts, senior photography editor at National Geographic; Benjamin Lowy, award-winning adventure and underwater photographer; and Jody MacDonald, award-winning adventure sport and documentary photographer.

“The quality of submissions in the 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year contest was wonderfully eclectic,” said Roberts. “I was inspired by the variety of locations and creativity of the photographers in their quest to make compelling images.”

As the grand-prize winner, Velasco will experience a trip of a lifetime with National Geographic Expeditions to the Galápagos Archipelago. Guests have the opportunity to snorkel with exotic fish, sea turtles, penguins and sea lions, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station to see rare giant tortoises and explore the pristine islands by kayak or glass-bottom boat. The trip is provided by National Geographic Expeditions, which offers more than 200 trips across all seven continents.


About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between National Geographic and 21st Century Fox, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 129 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching over 730 million people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or nationalgeographic.com, or find us on FacebookTwitter, InstagramGoogle+YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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Top 5 freeride windsurf spots: Best windsurfing holidays for all

Windsurfing - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 16:52

Freeride windsurf spots are popular because they provide the best windsurfing holidays for all abilities and styles. But what are the top spots for freeride windsurfing? And what windsurf destinations stand out from the crowd for recreational windsurfers? Best windsurfing holidays for all Freeride windsurfing is defined more by the gear...

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The Reasons Behind Porto Montenegro’s Rise to Power

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:00
The Reasons Behind Porto Montenegro’s Rise to Power The Eastern hub of Porto Montenegro has become an unmissable opportunity to discover an area steeped in historic grandeur, rustic charm and natural wonder; as well as a world of benefits for the superyacht charter community.

From Captains, Owners, Guests and Crew, Porto Montenegro attracts superyachts looking to cruise the world in complete ease for myriad reasons. We take a look at how the small region of Montenegro became the kingpin of charter in the East Med.

Explorative Owners
With a huge investment from ICD bringing the standards of the already burgeoning marina village beyond expectations in 2016, Porto Montenegro quickly became an idyllic home-berth and investment opportunity for superyacht owners around the world. With 450 berths, including the world’s largest at 250-metres, tying the line in the Marina is just the beginning.

Recently awarded the world’s first and only Platinum award by TYHA and MIA, the yacht club, marina facilities, five-star hotel, restaurants, retail village, residential opportunities and ease of travel culminate in the East Med’s best offerings for those looking to hop on, or off, a yacht in complete comfort.

Not only is this the ideal area for keeping your friends and family happy, with tax-free shopping and a Knightsbridge school, but the crew as well.

Captains & Crew
One of the major draws for Captains, as well as Owners, is the support and infrastructure of Porto Montenegro and the surrounding regional advantages of being located outside the EU. Naturally set-up with governmental support to help charter activity expand organically.

With duty free fuel, running around 45% cheaper than surrounding countries, the non-EU status of Montenegro presents a world of opportunity; including no taxes on charters, which is a huge attraction in terms of operating as a home-port.

Crew themselves can benefit from a world of activity, retail and relaxation on the very dock in which they berth, with support, equipment, activities and exploration available any time of the year.

Superyacht Industry
An additional attraction that makes this an impressive location for the summer is the MYBA Pop-up Superyacht Show, bringing the brokerage and charter community to the docks for three days of yacht hopping, seminars and socialising in order to bring the business to you.

The charter and brokerage show rose the ranks in the superyacht calendar quickly, only now preparing for the third installment in the show’s career. However, the platform of the MYBA Pop-up show is unique, offering a stripped-back, organic access to the yachting world in Montenegro with a community feel creating a more effective channel for promoting yachts, and the region.

Captains signing up to the MYBA Pop-up Superyacht Charter show can also reap the rewards of 25% discount on berths rates during the event, while brokers and agents can benefit from a 50% discounted registration fee before August 3rd.

Charter Guests
"Montenegro is easily accessible" shares Captain Jean Marc of Benetti's superyacht St. David. "You can find your charter route taking you almost anywhere. From Corfu to Croatia you have quite a few places to go. It makes the perfect transition picking up charter guests for a Mediterranean cruise."

A favourite for both Captains and Guests, Boka Bay, Europe’s most southern fjord, is the perfect example of inland cruising in Montenegro; offering up lush mountain peaks and raw natural beauty. The heart of the region "Our Lady of the Rocks", is a small man-made islet holding a stunning 17th century church.

Just a short sail away lies Perast, where guests can moor up for water-edge dining alongside Conte restaurant before moving onward to Kotor, where the walled old town is inescapably charming.

As a haven for film stars in the 50's and 60's such as Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor, it's glamorous ambience is still felt here. Kotor remains deeply treasured as a UNESCO World Heritage town with “The Great Wall of Kotor” an iconic feature to the region.

"The bay of Kotor is beautiful, it's really gorgeous!” adds Captain Jean-Marc. “There are also 5 spots that you can go by yacht [from here], one for the party animal, Budva, or sail to the southern region toward Albania, which is a stretch of 22 km white sandy beach to enjoy."

For Agents or Brokers looking to participate in the MYBA Pop-up Show in Porto Montenegro this September (8-11), enquire here and receive a 50% ‘earlybird’ discount before August 3rd.

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Regionals final day

Booker Gliding - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 20:45
Nils and Richard tried very hard to find some nice weather for a final task but there was an ominous blue blob on the chart heading in our direction.
That blue thing doesn't look goodRichard therefore moved on to prize giving, and awarded the cup to Ken Barker - he had left with his JS1 to fly in a comp at Aston Down so scorer Pete accepted the trophy on his behalf.

Ken's landlord accepts the cupJoint second place went to Mark Davenport and our very own Denis Campbell. There were also prizes for everyone down to around 8th place, thanks to our sponsors.

Richard then thanked everyone who had helped to make the comp a success:
Chairing the organising committee - William Parker
Deputy Director and Scorer - Pete Wyld
Assistant Task setter and Sniffer - Tim Scott
Met Man - Nils Wedi
Grid Marshal - Bob Sinden
Control -  Bob Smith, Jane Moore
Catering and bar - John Hubberstey
Tug pilots - Bob Davey, Jim Roland, Jack Luxton, Rocky, Pete Wyld, Rob Turner, Dave Byass
Cadets - Anna, Maddi, Michael, Luis, Samuel, Kyle
Office staff - Shelagh and Chris
Capt Blair-Monger and all at the Army Reserve Centre
Two-seater instructors - Andy Monk, Chris Roland, Jim White
...and last but not least, the competitors, and especially the visitors from other clubs

William thanked Richard for running the whole thing and that was it for another year - an excellent week making the best of indifferent weather.

Meanwhile.........after the briefing, Andy Monk got the training operation back on track, with a K21 doing 16 launches. Cadet Michael Otty re-soloed after a year's break from gliding, and Cadet Samuel Husband achieved his first solo. Sam has had a lot of firsts this week, including his first ever cross country and land out. Thanks to Jim Roland for towing (even if a lot didn't get above 400 feet) and John Otty for doing buggy retrieves.

Well done Sam

Wet Saturday

Booker Gliding - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 22:43
Briefing was delayed while the Met Man and the Director struggled to find a task through the approaching showers. Finally they came up with a quick nip round Calvert Junction and Oxford South. The sky looked great overhead, although increasingly black to the south, so George decided to fly the task before the comp had even rigged, just to show 'em. He managed Calvert Jct but on the way back got rained out of the sky and landed in what used to be Farmer Brown's field (now Farmer Brian) near Cadmore End - just as John Hubb was firing up the BBQ.

The message was that the field was ploughed and the gate locked so a large team set off. Fortunately they arrived at the same time as the farmer with a pick up truck which towed Z12 - ploughing a furrow -  to the gate where the team watched while George de-rigged. Is there a record for the fastest, most over-resourced retrieve?

The team trying to look busy The team definitely not busyBack at the clubhouse the rest of the afternoon was spent on the very British pastime of BBQ in the rain, very efficiently cooked up by John and his brilliant pair of sous chefs.

BBQ weather

J1m at the 15s

Booker Gliding - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:39
Hi all

Arrived at Aston Down. Raining! Follow the competition at jimboffin.blogspot.com

enjoy

Jim

Windy Friday

Booker Gliding - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 21:09
Nils tried very hard to find some nice weather for a task, he showed us lots of graphs and charts and finally resorted to looking out of the window. In the event the hoped for clearance arrived too late, and in any case the howling southerly wasn't very enticing, so the day was scrubbed.

Meanwhile, here are a few pics from earlier in the week.

Richard making the acquaintance of Jeremy's FES Shark
All out!
Paul getting tied in knots
Team 316

The JS1 has arrived

Guide to Cyprus windsurfing holidays: A top Med windsurf spot

Windsurfing - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:15

One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, and a popular tourist destination, Cyprus is also the place to be for many windsurfers. In this guide to Cyprus windsurfing holidays, find out why the island’s warm seas and strong winds lead to perfect conditions making it a top Med windsurf spot.  ...

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This is why we put wings on tyres

Booker Gliding - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 19:33
It was wet last night. Very wet. William (LC) had a marathon retrieve from his stubble field, derigging at record speed as lightning flashed around, and the first spots of rain were falling as they pulled out of the field. After that the only storm in the country tracked its way up over Booker, flooding the hangar.


Richard called in on his way home from the Grouse and Ale and discovered that his nice waterproof shoes weren't proof against filling up from the top. It's a lesson in why we put wings on tyres in the hangar though. William had further tribulations getting home after dropping off his trailer, roads blocked everywhere with debris and water.

Today was a scrub, all that water has to go somewhere, evaporating back up into 8/8 cloud cover. We hope for better things tomorrow.


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