So with Don tweaking the net curtains in the clubhouse and plotting a run to the ridges in the strong westerly the actuality was that both cables launched (yes, all 2 of them) resulted in the K-13 entering cloud at somewhere approaching 300 feet (well, a third of that on the second flight) before the spots of rain turned from intermittent to continuous - still it enabled members Dave Parker and Roger Appleboom to stay current in simulated launch failures.
The return to the clubhouse found Sam Deeks busying himself on the simulator, pronouncing it to be 'really useful' in enabling him to balance turns using the rudder pedals (as opposed to the l/r buttons on his sim at home) - yet another accolade for the simulator - it's surprising that other clubs don't seem to have latched onto the benefit it can bring on non-flyable days.
So the rest of the day was spent in the gliding equivalent of a jousting match, with Roger A posing Don imponderable Bronze C problems, which Don then parried with equally imponderable replies until eventually Roger had to 'submit', to yet another opportunity to hear Don's brief on how to get NOTAMs via the AIS (when we all know that the easy peasy way is with Sky Demon Lite...)
Outside the car park resembled a second hand car sales lot with a mystery Audi 6 taking pride of place. As our photos show, it's in concourse condition, got personalised number plates, very good tread on the tyres (well, the o/s/f at least... a full instrument panel (including CD player with gliding Country and Western music already installed) and a well used tow ball. The one (careful) owner seems to have a problem starting but once ticking over has now problem going forever without stopping. Any offers? Foursprung Dirk Ticktock.
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