On Sunday four intrepid ridge runners Andrew, Phil, Malcolm and Roger all travelled to Talgarth - 970 ft above sea level ( ASL ) in anticipation of a weeks exhilarating week of soaring the Welsh hills. A party of young glider pilots from HMS Culdrose were also spending the week there with our chairman Martin as one of their instructors
|Gerry Martin, duty instructor, explaining the field.|
Having had enough of Dons lectures or maybe as he was by then hoarse we decided to go to Hay on Wye for coffee travelling by the scenic route via Hay common which he explained was the place to land should one fail to soar the hill from Y Das to Hay Bluff ( 2338 ft asl ) . Very reassuring !!
|Circuit planning in K6, field below, Talgarth town in the distance|
|Gliders on line|
Later that day the wind backed so Don took Malcolm onto Y Das where they enjoyed a good hours soaring.
|Andrew waiting for the 'all out'|
|Don briefing in mysterious 'kamakasi-style headgear.|
Clearly we would have liked more flying but it must be said that we all enjoyed ourselves and thanks must be made to Roger and all his sou chefs who seemed to magic up lovely evening meals. Mind you the reason might have been because the beer and wine was stored in the kitchen.