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Owen Grogan Bronze

Congratulations to Owen Grogan for achieving his Bronze certificate at Dublin Gliding Club this September. Owen is a very active member of DGC and has spent many weekends working on his flying skills to satisfy the bronze badge requirements. Well done.

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PJ Moran takes his new Libelle out for the first time.

Congratulations to PJ for taking his maiden flight in his Libelle today. PJ purchased his Libelle back in June 2019 and the day finally arrived on Saturday 7th September for it first flight out of Gowran Grange. The flying conditions were very good with a gentle NNW breeze. Soaring conditions over Naas were very good and PJ took advantage of easing conditions in the afternoon. Well done.

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TG4 Filming At DGC 14/8/2019

We welcomed the TG4 team to the Dublin gliding club today. They were filming for an upcoming programme about aircraft aerodynamics. Fergus Denman flew the presenter Peadar O Goill in our K21 and this flight will feature in the programme. The segment on gliding in DGC will appear on the show “Is Eolai Mé” in September 2020.

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BBQ at DGC July 2019

Sunday was a beautiful day with brilliant sunshine and a promise of a very busy launch point. A promise which came true. A BBQ was organised by PJ for the close of flying. There were rumours of several 50km tasks which turned out to be just that, rumours, as the day did not develop into a cross country soaring day. However, Ron would argue that he had the best flight of the day and only brought the Pegase back for…

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Barretstown 25th Anniversary

Dublin Gliding Club received a request from Barretstown to participate during their 25th Anniversary event on Sunday 7th July 2019 which of course we were happy to do. PJ Moran and many members organised a display of our club Astir to be available for all to get up close to and have pictures taken while sitting into the cockpit. We operated for six hour during which the cockpit was visited by a constant stream of children and a few adults.…

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Ron Staep’s New LS1 Arrives

Congratulations to Ronald Staeps on the purchase of his LS1 glider. After an 8 day road trip across 7 countries, almost 4000 km and 3 ferry crossings he arrived back with his latest addition to Gowran. The LS1 was previously based in Vienna (Wiener Neustadt). Ron is looking forward to lots of fun in Ireland with the LS1. Ron extends his thanks to Liam Keegan who joined him on this adventure, “our trip was good fun!”.The LS1 is a beautiful…

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Dublin Gliding Club
Gowran Grange Airfield
Punchestown
Naas
Co. Kildare
W91 VN52
Phone: 087 235 5807
EMail: contact@dublinglidingclub.ie
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