Today the flying programme started late due to a distinct lack of members with the correct skills to change winches and change ends to match the slight easterly airflow. A training opportunity if I ever saw one – mass tractor driving lessons next week?
There was some soaring opportunities throughout the day as demonstrated by our Wednesday Instructor Bob Pirie who flew his ASW20F for more than 2 hours before returning to the airfield for his syndicate partner to have a go.
Somehow or another Bob also managed to be in the right place at the right time to provide the following pictures which sum up the best of the day’s action.
|K6 owners, Colin Boyd (centre) and Robin Wilson (right), welcomed Darren Wills to their syndicate today.|
|Sean Parramore (left) receives a type-conversion briefing for the Pirat from instructor Martin Smith|
|At the end of a long, hot day's winching, as well as retrieving and repairing cables, Will Wilson managed to grab a few launches in the K8, by which time, sadly, the elusive lift we had been experiencing for most of the day had disappeared.|