Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
BCA News Your letters: Howard Mills, Jim Ball, Barney Toulson BCA tug pilots' seminar BGA Communications News Lilienthal medal From the BGA Chairman BGA Development News BCA currency barometer Tailfeathers by Platypus Idaflieg Summer Meeting Gliding Gallery Gliding Gallery Extra Wandersegelflug in England Team learning Vintage GC Rally Soaring with hands only This gliding game Club News Club Focus: Lincolnshire Obituary Accident/incident summaries AAIB Update BGA Badges Classifieds & index to advertisers Features: Flight test: Diana 2 - Jochen Ewald flies the Diana 2 - the sailplane that won last year's 15-Metre Class World Championships in the hands of pilot Janusz Centka We are all still pioneers - How four pilots made the most of wave: John Williams' trip farther north than anyone has soared in the UK before; Kevin Hook's 300s, and Val Alexander's first wave cross-country, as a P2 Gliding in the front line John Allison, former C-in-C of RAF Strike Command and now President of Europe Air Sports, tells Helen Evans why he values gliding - and thinks it's in the front line of a battle for freedom Three seconds of mayhem - There's a lot to learn from this well-written article from an anonymous CFI - and not just at winch sites, either. But if you're squeamish, look away now From Basic to Assistant - In the second of our series on becoming an instructor. Barney Crump describes why he chose to train for an Assistant rating and what it's like to have one Cover - The Diana 2 prototype flown by worldwide dealer Alexander Mueller above Aalen-Elchingen airfield in Southern Germany. For Jochen Ewald's evaluation of this innovative glider, which flew to victory in the 15-Metre Worlds last year, see page 19.