The Club BBQ went off well last month, with about 20 people showing up. There is some booze left over which I'll bring to the next meeting - not to drink there but to take away with you (on production of a suitable voluntary offering for the Club of course). The pub in Fangfoss has been closed recently but is now open again and Sally, the new licensee, is keen to welcome us. She and her hushband John are not doing food, yet, but she expects the kitchen to be fully functioning soon. So among other items of aviation significance to us paragliding folk, we can decide what we might do for a Chrsitmas gathering.
The Cayley Annual BBQ on the 21st September was a great success. A big thank you to Sue Berzins, Richard Sewell and Harry Postill for help with the set-up and tidy up.. Read more about the day below.
The club are talking to the RSPB and Nat England about an amicable Code of Conduct for paragliding at Speeton/Bempton.
The talks look promising but are not finalised and the nesting season is upon us. Until we reach an agreement, best not to fly there.
But if pilots do choose to fly that part of the coast, please be very aware of possible disturbance to nesting birds and maintain a height of at least 500 feet asl to the East of the Speeton take-off. And please do NOT overfly the bird sanctuary. If you have any questions please contact a club site officer and refer to the sites guide.
The Sir George Cayley Sailwing Club was started in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts in the Yorkshire area, and has carried on providing an environment for like minded people to get together and partake in the joy of free flight. Although relatively small in comparison to our surrounding clubs, we provide the same level of coaching and guidance to new pilots fresh out of training school.