|The workshop ready to receive a new set of wings.|
|“If you could see what I can see…” when Ed Borlase is cleaning windows...|
|One Day Course student Russell Weston, from Plympton, with Roger Appleboom.|
|Visitor Jonathan Pugh with Roger|
|Dave Downton turns onto final approach in K-13 G-DDMX.|
Getting the gliders back provided an unexpected source of amusement as the ‘ballast’ occupying the cockpit of the K-8 attempted to change direction using the rudder pedals whilst the glider was being towed by the Range Rover Discovery!
Totalling only ten launches only today (which was a shame since the 60kt final turns and approaches were more like riding a motorbike on a track day than the usual plod around the corner) sincere thanks must be paid to the long suffering winch/retrieve team of Barry Green and Heather Horswill: and yes, the message did get through – eventually!
That took us to a late lunch where we were able to enjoy not only the company of Allan Holland, Dave Bourchier, Chris Owen and Pete Harvey, but also indulge in some delicious ginger cake provided by Pete’s partner, Jules. Thanks, Jules.
So what is the crosswind limit for the K-13? Well, we can’t tell you, because we didn’t find it: we stopped before reaching that limit, not after it. And if that sounds pompous and self-righteous well maybe it is, but at least the gliders were all returned safely to the hangar – ready to fly another day.