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Chris Booker (Kipper)
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Yorkshire bloke who flies gliders, rides/falls off of bikes, plays guitar, and swears at games. Armchair supporter of Sheffield Wednesday.
Yorkshire bloke who flies gliders, rides/falls off of bikes, plays guitar, and swears at games. Armchair supporter of Sheffield Wednesday.

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So I guess that was summer...
There's not too much to write recently. September should have offered up some still good flying days and it all started well with my first cross country flight which took place on the 2nd. Despite two more trips to the airfield over the month, the only thin...
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First Solo Cross Country
I'm a bit lot late in writing this entry, but a few weeks ago and immediately following on from getting my Bronze/XC qualification, I had a little adventure. It was another first for me, so I had to make sure I documented it for posterity 😃 August 2nd was ...
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Bronze and... Beyond?
I'm pleased to finally be able to say that I have completed both my Bronze badge, and cross country endorsement! The skills test was the last hurdle, but having spent a little more time practicing and enhancing my knowledge in a couple of areas, I have done...
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First competition experience - Pocklington Two Seater comp
I have just tasted my first competition flying experience; and where better to do so than in a competition specifically for two-seater gliders? This is an annual meet run by the Wolds Gliding Club at Pocklington, a mere 45km from Sutton Bank as the glider f...

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First competition experience - Pocklington Two Seater comp
I have just tasted my first competition flying experience; and where better to do so than in a competition specifically for two-seater gliders? This is an annual meet run by the Wolds Gliding Club at Pocklington, a mere 45km from Sutton Bank as the glider f...
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Onwards and upwards into the Discus...
It's been a while since I have had any noteworthy experiences to post about, and the time to post them. We haven't really had a lot of calm weather recently - what we've had hasn't been a problem for flying and has even been enjoyable for the most part, but...
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A grand day out in Yorkshire
After my venture towards the pennines in the club motorglider the other week, I was invited to fly again with the instructor in his own private machine (a Super Ximango), so that we could go and see some more of Yorkshire and pick up some navigation pointer...
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Cracked the two-hour duration soaring flight at last :-)
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