The first club meeting of 2018 will be held on Wed January 17th. It will be a social evening with theme of my flying in 2017 and hopes for 2018.
Suggestions for club activities and events for 2018, and volunteers to make them happen, will be very welcome.
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday February 21st. This meeting is important! Please forward motions, proposals and nominations for positions on the club exec committee at least a week before the meeting.
Mick Bostock’s funeral was held at Woodlands Crematorium, Scunthorpe on Friday 5th January. The chapel of rest was packed, some people had to stand. The service was conducted by a humanist who spoke of Mick as a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and of his love of motorcycling, windsurfing and paragliding.Among the many mourners were Mick’s friends Ron Chipman and Geoff Moses who had been with him the day he fell and died. Ron delivered an emotional eulogy. Tony Dew, Andy and Sue Berzins went to represent the Cayley Club and a wreath had been sent with this message attached: ‘Our heartfelt condolences and sorrow from friends and fellow pilots at the Sir George Cayley Sailwing Club’. There was a collection for Derbyshire Air Ambulance.Mick’s tragic fatal accident is the subject of an official enquiry. There may well be lessons to be learned and more details will be supplied as they become available.
Flyers this years walk will be on Sunday January 14. A circular walk of 5.5 miles beginning and ending in Huggate village and then a 5 minute drive through Millington pastures to Millington pub for lunch
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.