It’s that time of year again.

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We’ve now had a few frosty mornings and cold damp mornings as we enter the winter period with many more to come. Both can make starting tug engines difficult. In such cases, DI the tug(s) in the hangar and then … Continued

New Roster Out

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Edition 660 to Dec 31 (Weekends to Jan 14) is now available. Please note that the winter week-end roster is planned on the basis of “Duty ends at lunchtime or with swap” so be prepared to share the afternoon towing … Continued

YM Good to Go

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You will be pleased to learn YM is performing very well with her new propeller. Climb parameters 65/70, and descent parameters 100/2100, so very similar to the DR400s. The numbers are placarded and both ASI and Tachometer are now marked … Continued

CC Back in Service.

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CC is now in back in service with a newly overhauled engine. The engine has been bedded in and is performing well but for the first 50 hours straight mineral oil must be used. This can be found in 1 litre bottles … Continued

New Tuggie

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Congratulations to Richard Fay who has recently joined the tugging team.

Towing Risk Assessment

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You will be pleased to know that the risk assessment that you carry out before each tow that you do, has been formalised under BGA NCO.SPEC SAILPLANE TOWING, for use when towing with EASA aircraft. To help you remember the risk … Continued

Taxi Routes?

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During the winter presentation on the new website, it became obvious that the diagrams illustrating the tug taxi routes were less than clear. Rather than try and improve the diagrams (we will eventually), we thought a more practical approach might … Continued

Engine Handling

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We are expecting a new engine for CC imminently so I have been ask to send out a reminder on engine handling and best practice to avoid causing damage, in particular on the ground. We often see a stand off … Continued

Dunstable Regionals

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The Dunstable Regionals will be held from Sat August 5th to Sun August 13th. At this time we are planning to have 5 tugs, all Robins, 4 of our own and LH from Booker. We will need to man 4 … Continued

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