• Jim Taylor

      It’s with a sad heart that I have to inform you that Jim Taylor died on 4th October 2015. Our condolences go out to his wife Chris and his family. He will be sadly missed by all his friends in the club and the people, far and wide, that knew him.

      Jim was a member of ESSA from 1993 and he supported the club throughout this time. He held posts on the committee including Chairman for a number of years and a committee member for most of the time.

      My personal memories of Jim are many but one thing was uppermost, he would always be there if the club needed him or a flyer wanted a hand. Other memories from his flying days included driving too fast to competitions all over the UK. (As a former Police Officer he thought it was a right, until a serving policeman said “No!”)

      He loved flying from the cliffs on the coast, and would often call me to say ‘it’s on at Seaford Head, we need to be there’. Jim had many flying friends in the UK and Europe and helped them to find places to stay and to go to the best flying sights.

      He started making the Revenge glider some years back, and managed to extend the versatility of this design by his own thinking. There are still lots of these planes in the club and around the UK.

      Thank you Jim, we will miss you.

      John Phillips
      ESSA Chairman

      Colin Lennox

      Members will be sorry to hear that Colin died recently after being ill for some months.
      There will be a funeral service at the Crematorium on The Ridge at 11.45 on 20 Nov followed by  a gathering at Cooden Beach Hotel.