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Ted Lys bursaries for advanced training

The Launchpoint Trust is accepting applications for the 2022 Ted Lys Awards. The Ted Lys Awards are bursaries towards the costs of coaching and development activities to support glider pilots make a rapid advance towards fulfilling personal aspirations in any sphere of gliding. Have a look on the website - you'll see that the Ted Lys Awards are aimed at advanced training, ......

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How are you preparing for the 2022 season?

Believe it or not there is a lot to do during the winter to help you prepare for the upcoming season.ย  Next year are you planning to get your bronze badge? or complete a badge distance? how about entering your first regional, national or international competition? Wherever you are in your flying experience, you can always keep busy during the winter months....

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A wish for wings PART 3…

Professionally, I graduated into AirUK (now KLMuk) onto the ATR72, then Fokker 50 and BAe146, and they too supported my gliding so I secured time off for summer competitions. I borrowed a PW5 for the World Air Games in Spain and basically flew it like as ASW24. I led for most of the week, dropping to third on the penultimate day, then daftly did an โ€œall or nothingโ€ attempt...

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