Listed below are some recent flying achievements by club members.
As the list is probably incomplete, feel free to notify the webmaster if
you think someone should be added to the listing. We tend not to mention
ever step in the process to raising a pilot's qualifications, usually the
completed qualification or major steps.
PS We've been told that there were more first solos and badges in some years, but if
you don't tell us who did what, we can't add anything.
Matthus Lehmkuhler - solo in June (visitor from Cambridge)
Mark Galler - solo in May
Nick Patterson - solo in April after a 10 year gap from gliding
Oskar Niessen - solo in April, also at age of 17
Ollie Wheeler - It's January and again we have a cadet (aged 17) going solo, the first solo of the year
Niall Watkins - first 300km+ flight towards Gold badge
Thomas Fern - first solo 50km+ flight for Silver Badge - August
Francesca Gregory - first solo 50km+ flight for Silver Badge - August
Ollie Wheeler - first solo 50km+ flight for Silver Badge - August
Thomas Fern - completed Cross-Country endorsement, July
Mylynn Bowker - completed Bronze Badge, June
Elliot Akama-Garren - completed Cross-Country endorsement, June
Elliot Akama-Garren - completed Bronze Badge, June
Francesca Gregory - completed Cross-Country endorsement, May
Dave Watt, Derren Francis, Martin Durham - first, second and third in The Bicester Regionals competiton.
Fran and John Roberts - second in HusBos Challenge Cup
Owen Walters - second in 15m National championship in July
Pete Harvey - second in 18m National championship, June, AND third in Open Class National championship in July.
Maz Makari won the Gold medal in the 2017 Dan Smith Aerobatic Competition, in April.
Julian Bane received the new Haywood Aviation Award for Excellence in Gliding Instruction. (March)
Andy Perkins received the Alex Ward Trophy for Services to Junior Gliding (March)
Bob King received a BGA Diploma for his work with our club during the sale of the airfield by the MOD and for successfully guiding the club through the transition to a commercial lease with our new landlords, Bicester Heritage. (March)