General Post

Voucher holders Update

With the easing of restrictions coming into play, Dublin Gliding Club will be looking at outstanding voucher holders and the ability to arrange a flight. If you are a voucher holder and you would like to get in touch to schedule a flight in the near future then you can get in touch with the club via the contact page or call on +353 87 235 5807. Please be mindful that there is a backlog and that it will take…

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Update April 2021

The current situation………..Dublin Gliding Club are still waiting on Government restrictions to be lifted and some normalisation to return. To this end, we cannot except non members to come and visit us and we cannot resume any Air Experience flights. In late March and April, we have had the opportunity to allow for Instructors, Tug Pilots and Solo pilots to fly in order to keep their flying currency within the recommended guidelines. This is also to prepare for returning to…

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Kerry Safari part 2

The end of the last bulletin looked forward to two days of good flying to round off the safari. We weren’t disappointed,  with Thursday proving to be great day on Fermoyle. It was clear and mostly sunny, hardly anyone on the beach,  and best of all no high tide until well after sunset. There was good flying on the home ridge, flights up to the Connor Pass, and – for the first time? – two gliders did the circuit around…

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OLC Championship Ireland

Probably un-noticed by most if not all of us the 2020 OLC season is history. Certainly historic given everthing that was thrown at us. Only 10 pilots posted scoring flights – less than half of the numbers of recent years and only one of those managed to fill all 6 available slots. The thing about a competition is that it’s the same for everyone – same weather, same task, same rules, same problems. Although OLC rules allow you to go…

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Kerry Safari

A summary of the Kerry Safari, written by Peter Denman We are midway through week two of what is a rather different Kerry fortnight. Because of the pandemic precautions in force, a number of the usual suspects and potential first-timers either couldn’t, or decided not to, take part, so we are at most a dozen here this year. But what about the flying? Just three days in the air so far. The first Monday we had excellent flying at Fermoyle…

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Dublin Gliding Club is back flying

The good news is that we are back flying again since June 29th. It was announced by the Government that, from June 29th, all sporting activities, including contact sports, may resume as well as hairdressers and barbers. In view of this relaxing of restrictions, the IGSA no longer advises against dual flying provided steps are taken to protect the pilots and minimise potential exposure. The priority for now is to get all our instructors, tug pilots and solo pilots back…

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Condor Online Game

On Saturday, Michael Shannon hosted a club online Condor competition. This was a teaser event to test out our connections and any possible failures. We got off to a bad start with several restarts required to the server but eventually 4 eager glider pilots connected. Colin King bravely shared his screen via Zoom to several online lookers who did not have Condor ready yet. You could say that Colin did very well in a single seater Sirrus with 4 back…

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Online Talks April – May

On Wednesday 25th April, Damien Molloy kicked off our online talks via Zoom to give a lecture on Principles of Flight. Over the next two months the topics below will be covered by our club’s Instructors. Well worth a listen and a huge thanks to our lecturers and all involved. How the magic happens (principles of flight) Radio procedure, including the English language proficiency test Flying in Kerry Ridge and wave soaring All you ever wanted to know about sideslipping…

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Condor Online Meeting

Saturday saw its first Microsoft Teams meeting to discuss the use of Condor. Condor is a gilding simulator which has been around for many years but recently has had major updates . While there is no flying for the immediate future due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Condor can keep you in the sky even if it’s just a simulator. During our online session Owen Grogan and I demonstrated the following items…. downloading Condor where the landscape folder is stored on…

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Dublin Gliding Club
Gowran Grange Airfield
Co. Kildare
W91 VN52
Phone: 087 235 5807
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