Nationally, in the 12 months from September 2013 - October 2014 there were no personal injuries resulting from winching.

There were no accidents involving a stall or spin.

There were 4 reported wing drop incidents, but in all cases the pilot released early to avoid a cartwheel.

Let us at DGS have another safe year of winch launching!

I highly recommend to any pilot that has not had any practice lately on launch failures, to ask an instructor for a refresher; winter could be an excellent time to practice!

A poster from the BGA will be sent to our club and posted in the clubhouse.

Safe flying!

Mike Gadd DGS Safety Officer