Raffle & Aston Down Latest

The raffle is back on – and properly licenced this time!

As before, we need all cadets to help sell the new tickets please. Books of tickets are available at the Lasham office  with 20 tickets plus instructions in an envelope.  Please collect and sell as many packs as you can. Tickets are £1 each and raffle will be drawn at the end on the Lasham Regionals on Saturday 4th June.  (Ticket counterfoils and money must be with the office, Dave or Malcolm by midday on the 4th June.)

NB There’s a free aerotow on offer to the person who sells the most tickets!

Here’s a reminder of why we need to raise money:

  • to subsidise essential aerotow training.
  • to keep Denzel available for free soaring and silver badge flights –  the insurance and ARC alone cost approx. £600 per year.
  • to bring baby Grob DPJ “Juliet” into service.

Juliet has been generously donated to the youth group by John Barrie-Smith and Geoff Chaplin. Despite generous sponsorship it will cost nearly £2000 to bring her into service, but we will then have an aircraft suitable for flights up to Gold Badge level!

And, on that note, Richard Moyse has been doing and incredible amount of work, free of charge, to get Juliet ready so the youth group is going to clean his trailer for him to say thank you.  If you can get to the airfield on Tuesday the first task is going to be cleaning, so please come along and help if you can (from 4:00).  The more people there to help the sooner the flying will start!

Finally, if you want to fly at Aston Down over Half Term you will be very welcome, for a day or for the whole week, but Dave does need to know who’s going to arrange the gliders and food.  So, please either reply to this email or let Dave know ASAP if you are planning on coming along.

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