Congratulations to David Knight – two firsts in a week!

David Knight, another Club Member who has always wanted to fly since he was boy, achieved that amazing milestone, his first solo flight, on Wednesday 10th October in the Eurostar - and in the same week completed his first ever marathon run! Two big ‘firsts’ in a week and flying involved in both activities as David flew (airline flight) to Palma for the Zafiro Palma Marathon on Mallorca on 14th October. An obviously delighted David is pictured just ater his first solo flight with flying instructor Mark Hayter and holding the ‘First Solo’ strip completed in the Control Tower.

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First solo in G-GRLS

The first solo ever in G-GRLS was achieved on Tuesday by William Cave after just 12 hours flying instruction! Very well done Will! He has dabbled with gliding since he was 16 so that helped him make this solo date. Our rather well known aircraft, build by girls at Benadean School in Kent, has been at Kemble for nearly three months now and covered over 100 hours instructional flying already. Will, 30, of Wotton-Under-Edge is quite at home with aircraft as for the MOD he looks after engineering and certification of our fast jet aircraft fleet!

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Mary-Jean Foxwell guides FZ through turn at 3000ft

Mary-Jean Foxwell, 14, guides TeamEurostar FZ through a lovely turn at 3000ft today. Her flight was thanks to dad, Jim, who outbid all at a charity auction for people in poverty. Jim has already raised over £4k for the charity and departs shortly to Romania to assist with a build barn project. With him will be Kemble flying club member, David Hutchinson who sponsored the flight today. Many thanks David!

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G-GRLS gets new seats!

G_GRLS has new luxury seats meaning even 6ft 6” Joe West can fly her! Joe, an Aeronautical Engineering University student says he really likes the skyranger and prefers it to the C42 which is a theme coming from club members.

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First solo after 59 years!

On friday something very special happened at Kemble Flying club. A boy who had dreamed of flying an aircraft solo from the age of nine finally achieved that ambition - just 59 years on! Very many congratulations to Nigel Shires pictured right holding his ‘first solo’ slip from Kemble air traffic and with flying instructor Mark Hayter.

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