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

It’s getting cold again

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Now is probably a good time to re-read the advice about icing (Carb Icing under the Aircraft tab). Here’s the summary for Carb Icing: Precautions to take Operate carb heat immediately after a cold engine start. Operate carb heat prior to … Continued

Tug Take-Off Performance

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  Some awkward conditions recently have highlighted the need for us all to be more aware of tug take-off performance. One example; SW run on a frosty frozen surface produced quite decent performance but as the day went on the … Continued

Personal Locator Beacons

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Each tug is now equipped with a Fast Find 220 PLB. Let’s hope you never need it but is a very useful piece of kit should the unplanned event of having to use it arises. As part of the D.I. … Continued

New Idents on the Tugs

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A glider pilot should be able to identify the tug he or she is being towed by and hopefully the letters placed on the right flap should allow this. This in turn should facilitate communications where required. We should all … Continued

Medicals & Certificate of Experience

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A reminder to all tug pilots about keeping your licence current. It is down to each of you to ensure that your licence and medical remain current. So please review your own expiry dates against the data held for you on … Continued

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