Dartmoor Gliding News-Saturday 3rd October 2015

This could be the last of the High Pressure days for a while with an approaching frontal system promising heavy rain etc. Blue sky and very light westerly winds were the order of the day. Visibility was really poor with a haziness limiting the view to to between 3 and 5 miles.

The winch drivers view showing the odd looking cloud and the poor visibility
We were not expecting great things on the soaring front but there were some strange looking clouds, with even more dark clag underneath, moving towards us from the NNE. These looked like very small convergences and when they arrived the behaved something like that proving thermals to 2500 feet or so. The eventual height was limited by the visibility not the cloudbase.

Today's solo pilots made good use of the lift with the best flight of the day being by Alan Holland in the Zugvogel who soaring for 1 hour and 6 minutes.

Father and son Gary and Matthew
The solo pilots didn’t have it all their own way and both K13’s soared regularly throughout the day. We welcomed father and son duo Gary and Matthew Evans for One Day Courses and Joshua Ainsworth for an Introductory Flight. All left with smiles on their faces. Ged was busy in the other K13 with club training.

Visitor Joshua Ainsworth
Our thanks, as usual, to all those who help and a special mention this week to Rick Wiles and those who submitted themselves to him for winch driver training.

The last K13 flight into a sky showing the approaching frontal system 
Steve Lewis

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