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24th Jun 2019, 13:25
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Posted By Frelon

Gliding in 2019?

It seems we are not alone in thinking that a glider pilot will make a better pilot in the long run. Air France will soon be sending up to 80 cadets per year to learn the basics of flight with DG1000...
29th Apr 2019, 16:10
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Views: 1,477
Posted By Frelon

Glad it's not just me😱 My pop up only happens...

Glad it's not just me😱 My pop up only happens when on PPRUNE using my iPhone 6s and seems to be a survey by TalkTalk, my ISP!
Using Firefox on iPhone🤔
9th Apr 2019, 22:19
Replies: 45
Views: 31,003
Posted By Frelon

Yet another fire in the Officers' Mess at Kenley

https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/major-fire-kenley-aerodrome-officers-16104509

It seems that the developers here were not satisfied with the fire which destroyed a major part of the...
14th Jan 2019, 21:55
Replies: 201
Views: 36,804
Posted By Frelon

T21 at Kenley

Treadders, that one comes up from Southdown on special occasions👍
17th Dec 2018, 11:33
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Posted By Frelon

The Kenley Fence😱

The fence should have been on the outside of the peri track on common land. On an already small airfield this introduces an additional flight safety hazard. It was put there to appease the minority...
16th Aug 2018, 16:20
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Views: 85,307
Posted By Frelon

Dream on, they have seriously lost the plot, too...

Dream on, they have seriously lost the plot, too much risk in flying children! 621 VGS Historic Glider Flight would be seriously interested in using what's left of the airfield, as they used to fly...
5th Aug 2018, 17:32
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Posted By Frelon

Probably not, initial training and solo in the...

Probably not, initial training and solo in the Kirby Cadet TMkIII (T31 to our civi followers), then the fun stuff in the Slingsby Sedbergh T21b.

Those were the days!!
12th May 2018, 11:41
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Posted By Frelon

Oh, and what are they going to do with those new...

Oh, and what are they going to do with those new 26 Skylaunch winches? They were specially built to MoD specification to use diesel instead of the preferred fuel, gas!!
Best wishes to those...
27th Apr 2018, 09:08
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Posted By Frelon

Ah, but he does have an exemplary safety record...

Ah, but he does have an exemplary safety record for the past four years with all of the Air Cadet fleet grounded.........
2nd Apr 2018, 12:29
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Views: 1,839
Posted By Frelon

Photobucket Image Fix!!

Like many Pprune members I have previously used Photobucket to upload pictures into posts of Pprune. I am therefore very disappointed that Photobucket now want to charge for enabling 3rd party...
9th Feb 2018, 07:53
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Posted By Frelon

Heaven forbid that there was an accident at...

Heaven forbid that there was an accident at Kenley with a glider going through this new fence placed in the middle of the peri track, you can just imagine the questions being asked at the subsequent...
7th Feb 2018, 21:19
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Posted By Frelon

I agree with you POBJOY, the fence should be on...

I agree with you POBJOY, the fence should be on the outside of the peri track. The public could then see the peri track in it's entirety, and imagine how it was used.

As we know, WWII airfield...
2nd Feb 2018, 14:11
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Posted By Frelon

Air Cadet Central

I have just been over to Air Cadet Central :sad::sad:

The users of ACO gliding and flying (Air Cadets and Adult Volunteers) seem very unhappy with what has been going on in the Air Cadets since...
27th Jan 2018, 08:47
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Posted By Frelon

RAFKenley says, Surrey Hills GC only...

RAFKenley says,

Surrey Hills GC only operate Monday - Friday, originally so as not to conflict with 615 operations. However when the "pause" started I understand that they had the options of...
19th Jan 2018, 13:57
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Posted By Frelon

Cats, you are pushing for something that has been...

Cats, you are pushing for something that has been mentioned in this thread, many times! We all know it makes sense, the aircraft will have a value when the MOD have finished with them, whereas in the...
11th Jan 2018, 10:02
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Posted By Frelon

Kenley Challenges!

There have always been challenges with flying at Kenley! There is a public footpath that runs across the middle of the airfield.

When I was a lowly staff cadet in the 60's launching was delayed...
9th Jan 2018, 14:21
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Posted By Frelon

BGA vs Air Cadet Gliding!!!!

This is not a p!ssing contest between the BGA clubs and Air Cadet Gliding, your postings are now getting boring!

Very early on you admitted that "I have no idea what the ATC do as I was never part...
20th May 2017, 11:14
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Posted By Frelon

planesandthings and cats_five (and possibly...

planesandthings and cats_five (and possibly others) whilst your comments are well meaning you should remember that the UK Air Cadet gliding operation, when at it's peak, sent hundreds of enthusiastic...
20th Apr 2017, 10:06
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Posted By Frelon

The Pause!!

....and of course, Surrey Hills Gliding Club (http://www.surreyhillsgliding.co.uk/) have been operating on Kenley airfield, albeit weekdays only (so as not to conflict with the weekend operations of...
19th Apr 2017, 09:52
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Views: 1,268,375
Posted By Frelon

What is happening at Kenley?

The Officers' Mess burnt down!:ugh:
6th Apr 2017, 15:04
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Posted By Frelon

Canadian Air Cadet Gliding

I was at RAF Hawkinge doing my week's ATC gliding course in 1959, and having been sent solo on the Tuesday, was asked if I could help take a Sedburgh (T21b to some of you youngsters) with the...
15th Feb 2017, 09:53
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Posted By Frelon

Cats, we are talking of a 600ft launch on a good...

Cats, we are talking of a 600ft launch on a good day on a small airfield, half of which was not available to use because it was reserved for RAF sports with associated rugby/football goalposts....
28th Jan 2017, 17:25
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Posted By Frelon

Well done that lad! But will the Air Cadets let...

Well done that lad! But will the Air Cadets let him wear silver wings on his uniform, unless the rules have changed, I suspect not??

I bet they have drawers full of wings gathering dust since this...
7th Jan 2017, 10:48
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,268,375
Posted By Frelon

CCF Training

Innominate


I don't think it has ever been a HQAC ruling, more a case of the CCF schools putting a block on it because of students' other weekend commitments combined with distance to travel...
7th Jan 2017, 09:44
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Posted By Frelon

This has probably something to do with CCF units...

This has probably something to do with CCF units being attached to schools where the cadets had weekend studies and were not allowed to have regular weekends off to attend further training at a VGS.
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