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Gliding Gossip and News

MEMBERS of the London Gliding Club-continue to set an example to other less progressive clubs, not only by the manner in which they turn out in fair weather and foul at week-ends, but also by the way they work. The L.G.C. now has a hangar for housing all their machines, and this was erected in two days by a band of indefatigable members. Of really hefty construction, it measures 50 feet by 30 feet, and it has a full width opening so that machines can be brought in and out without any difficulty. A substantial bench has been set up at the rear of the building, and full workshop equipment, tools, etc., will shortly he installed. It is even rumoured that an ante room may be added in the near future. Needham, whose ” Albatross ” has not been seen for some time now, has now brought this machine up to Tottenhoe, and he hopes, in the near future, to put it through its paces. The spring-like weather that has

been enjoyed lately has resulted in the Club’s site being visited by big crowds of week-end motorists whose interest appears particularly keen.

THE Isle of Wight Gliding Club, during the past few weeks, has been engaged mostly on constructional and reconditioning work., but with the various jobs completed they are now carrying on instruction. This club will shortly possess a novel craft when the erection of an all-metal two-seater glider is finished. It has been designed by Mr. J. A. Thompson.

THE British Gliding Association announce that a very substantial donation has been received by them from the de Havilland Aircraft Co. In view of certain opinions expressed in powered-aircraft circles, this action is particularly gratifying, as it indicates that aircraft manufacturers in this country have confidence in the future usefulness of engineless flight, and do not regard gliding as a mere passing phase.