|The approach to the airfield early am|
|Today's scout group|
|Corban and Leslie Paine|
With relatively few experienced people around, but plenty of muscle and youthful enthusiasm, we first of all got the club kit out and set up the airfield, then reciprocated by helping the private owners rig their gliders and get them to the launch point. Then we were ready for action - and what a day it was! Everyone flew who wanted to - and even the Zugvogel was extracted from the hangar and kept busy (and for once not abandoned at the launch point for others to put away at the end of the day).
In all, thanks to Phil Hardwick's and John Howe's skill with the winch, we achieved 41 launches, and lots of soaring flights. But the most rewarding thing of all was the way our young visitors, our newer members and 'us oldies' had fun together.