Dartmoor Gliding News-Wednesday 19th February 2020

After storm Dennis wreaked havoc across the southwest and more rain forecast for today, It was an easy decision that there would be no flying today. However the small group of members set about various tasks around the club. A BT engineer arrived early and set about replacing the router and soon had internet access back at the club.

Following Martin and Richard’s efforts to clear the drainage pipe below the hangar, Mike and Phil set about removing the existing  and digging out a larger access to fit a bigger pipe that hopefully will not block.

The new pipe in place.
The green army were at the airfield to carry on with preparations for the electrical installations in the storage containers.

Roger and Barry discussing plans.
Boarding was secure around the top of the containers to support the lighting. Also additional boarding was installed to support sockets and switches. Next step will to install conduit to protect the cabling.

Awaiting the next step.
In another part of the club, the bus project progressed under the guidance of John Smith. The new tower panels were slowly positioned and fixed in place.

The tower taking shape.
All panels in place awaiting the roof
So although no flying, good progress was made on the various projects. Thank you to everybody who turned up to help with all the work. Hopefully some flying soon.

Peter Howarth

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