Arriving at the airfield it was immediately obvious that there was something wrong with the forecast, at least locally. Brentor sat in the middle of a large blue hole. To the east, over Dartmoor, sat a roll cloud on the hilltops. So there is some wave after all. A closer inspection of the sky revealed little clouds forming in the wave rotors. Could be a rough ride then.
Today’s instructor, Ged Nevisky, arrived to authorise the airfield but he was unable to fly as he had injured his back. I was already planning to fly the air experience visitors so added the club trainees to my list so that everyone could fly, although I would have to do all the take offs and landings. This is one of the limitations of an Air Experience Instructor.
|The view from the wave looking down on the clouds and airfield|
|What do you do while floating around in the top of a wave system for 4 hours.|
Take a "selfie" is the obvious answer; at least Mike Gadd thinks so
|Club trainee pilot Jorg Beasley waiting to go soaring.|
|Geff Craggs in the K8 seems to have his own ground crew|
|Ian Osbourne chatting with Ged Nevisky|
|Air Experience candidate Brian Carfey|