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JKW and FUY are being fitted with LXNAV S80 varios. These modern varios include a simple moving map and a task facility. If the club is happy with them we then plan to fit S80s to LPM and the other two Puchacz.
To use them in vario mode all pilots need to know is how to turn them on, set the elevation, change the volume and adjust the McCready setting. A basic guide is here, and a full one from this link.

New Pre-flight check list
The checks now read:
CBSIFTBEC. That is to say the Canopy is now the last item.
Local procedures also have:
DBL after the checks and before the cable is on.

8.33 Frequencies
The gliding frequencies have changed to 8.33kHz spacing. These are the new frequencies:
129.900 is now 129.905
129.975 is now 129.980
130.100 is now 130.105
130.125 is now 130.130
130.400 is now 130.405
Four more gliding frequencies will be available later in the year.
This article explains in simple terms why you really do not want to use a wrong frequency.

Winter lectures
Bronze course started Saturday December 15th.
RT course starts in February
Club flying reports are now published on the BWND Blog. Please register and contribute. Registering will give you automatic email updates of new information.
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The Home Fees program gives you your flying account information, plus all your flying, including instruction and passenger flights.
This program is likely to be more up to date than the clubhouse computer fees program.
Home Fees program

BACS payments
If you make a BACS payment to your flying account. Chris needs to be notified by email. Without that information he will not know about the transfer and your flying account will not be credited.
BWND Safety reporting
Please report all safety related issues that do not qualify for mandatory BGA reporting using the online form or paper form.
All are studied and acted on by the safety team.
Aircraft availability
yesKAN Puchacz
noFUY Puchacz - Annual
yesVN Puchacz
noLPM Astir
yesJKW Astir
yesBNH K6
noPawnee - Until about January 20th
From Notam Info
Notams plotted on UK map
Rotas are here
Instructions Rotas are on Google Sheets where anyone can view the documents. To edit the rota you need to be logged into a Google account, but there is no need to create a Gmail address as you can log in to Google with any email address.

Use this link to register with Google without having to create a Gmail address

Members who have made a swap can you please enter the changes online.

During the period from November to February inclusive, the winch driver changes over at 1PM, In the summer it's at 2PM.

Once the list is published it's your responsibility to arrange a replacement. Contact details are available below.
Contact details
Member contact details are here
Instructions The list of details is only viewable by club members who have been given access to the file by the webmaster. If you would like to be given permission, please click on the link above and follow the instructions.
You will need to be logged into a Google account to do this.
Committee minutes
Committee minutes are here
Access limited to club members only
Instructions As with the rotas and contact details you need to log on to Google and get permission from the administrator to view.
Minutes have to approved at the subsequent meeting so are published about 6 weeks after the particular meeting.
Confidential items have been redacted from the minutes.
Flying calendar 2019
Flying Weeks
April 22nd
May 20th
June 17th - XC coaching week
July 8th - Task week
July 29th - Development week
August 19th

Portmoak Expedition - May 4th to 11th
Open Day - Sunday May 26th
Friends and Family Day - Friday August 9th

Events 2019
Inspector Seminar - Saturday February 2nd
Parachute Repack - March 6th - 8th
Safety and Trophy Presentation Evening - April 6th