Listed below are some recent flying achievements by club members.
As the list is probably incomplete, feel free to notify the web developer 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.
Misha Kostyanovsky - solo in July, aged 14
Anna Lui - solo in July
Tjebbe Bodewes - solo in June
Pratyusha Sambaru - solo in June
Paul Beech - solo in June
Jim Gulliver - solo in May
Chia-Man Hung - Solo in April
Tor Walberg - soloed in February, the first one this year
Patrick Lund - 300km+ flight for part of Gold and Diamond badges,July
Rod Connors - 500km for Diamond Distance, July.
Ollie Wheeler - 500km for Diamond Distance, July. Ollie only went solo 18 months ago!
Patrick Lund - 100km Diploma, July
Tor Walberg - completed Bronze Badge, June
Alex Phillips - completed Bronze Badge, June
Miles Bailey - 500km for Diamond Distance, June
James Best - 750km Diploma, June
Thomas Fern - Standard Aerobatics Badge, June
Ollie Wheeler - 100km Diploma, May
Jim Gulliver - Bronze badge and Cross Country Endorsement, May
Miles Bailey - first 300km+ flight for part of Gold and Diamond badges, May
Colin Knowles - Bronze badge and Cross Country Endorsement during a visit to the club
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)