47th VGC International Rally 2019

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47th VGC International Rally 2019

Post by Cliff Evans » 08 Oct 2018, 06:14

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The 47th VGC International Rally 2019 is to be held at The Norfolk Gliding Club between Saturday, July 27, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019. I am in discussions with the club who have given us an open invite to attend the rally with models to display and fly. We will be offered a discount T.B.A. for entrance and camping for the week. This will be a great oportunity for us to forge a stronger relationship with our full size counterparts. Obviously it is early days yet but, worth putting in your diaries.

The club are in the process of building the event website where, when ready we can go to and "book in"
Club website is here: http://www.norfolkglidingclub.com
VGC Website here: https://www.vintagegliderclub.org/

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Post by Cliff Evans » 07 Dec 2018, 01:17

I have had a communication regarding costs for attending the rally. £50 pilot registreation and £15 or £20 per night depending if you want "hook up" for the caravan. No guarentee of us flying! I have told them that I beleive this to be a bit steep but that is just me. If you wish to book up go to the website below and then go to the shop and book. I would hold off for a short while as I am still negotiating these fees!

https://www.norfolkglidingclub.com/vgc- ... nal-rally/

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Post by john greenfield » 07 Dec 2018, 08:35

£ 50 for pilot registration.........but no guarantee of any flying !!!!

Anyone see the flaw in this ???

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Re: 47th VGC International Rally 2019

Post by Cliff Evans » 07 Dec 2018, 14:05

Absolutely

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Post by Cliff Evans » 07 Dec 2018, 14:26

By the way, I am wroking on it with Andrew Jarvis (VGC Prsident) He really wants us there!

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Re: 47th VGC International Rally 2019

Post by chris williams » 07 Dec 2018, 15:15

In my experience of many demos at VGC events, there is limited interest from the full-size guys in our efforts. The last time we went to Tibbenham we flew in the evening on the other side of the field at the same time as the barbecue by the main hangars. Guess which proved more popular?
The Lasham venue was the best attended, mainly because the model action took place right in front of the clubhouse...!
I have corresponded with Andrew Jarvis (also president of the VGC!) who tells me that he is trying to organise a comp amongst the VGC members to build the old KK Minimoa, so collaboration with modellers might be more forthcoming this time around...
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Re: 47th VGC International Rally 2019

Post by chas » 03 Feb 2019, 16:20

Chris, Not Tibenham, that was at Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire . (Almost the same xxxxx xxx every year since......)

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Re: 47th VGC International Rally 2019

Post by Cliff Evans » 03 Feb 2019, 17:37

At present, they are not willing to budge on the £50 registration per pilot and still cannot guarentee us any flying!

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Re: 47th VGC International Rally 2019

Post by John Vella » 04 Feb 2019, 08:49

Cliff, I find the VGC attitude to model flying very disappointing. It was very different in Chris Wills day as President of the VGC. He was interested in our hobby and a great source of archive photos and information. I had the pleasure of flying with him in his MG 19a at a VGC rally, the reward of rigging the glider with him. Regards John.

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Re: 47th VGC International Rally 2019

Post by Pat Marsden » 04 Feb 2019, 16:52

I have to say that £50 is a bit steep considering we are there for thier entertainment. I live within 6 miles of Tibenham but I certainly wouldnt pay £50 even with a guarantee of flying. Last time I flew at Tibenham for a VGC event we flew off long grass a long way from the club house, even my tug prop was cutting the grass it was that long.

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