Dartmoor Gliding News-Wednesday 18th November 2015

The latest storm, ( Barney ), is now spinning it’s way across Norway so we should have a little more settled weather, right?. Wrong!! A very low cloudbase with a 20knot+ southerly cross wind has discouraged flying once again.

Don in lecture mode
 CFI Don continued his lecture stream. The intricacies of winch launching was today’s subject. After lunch, IFP Fred Marks used the simulator to practice the patter. The simulator is a god send on a day like today and several other members put it to good use.

Fred hard at work in the simulator
Outside we had our very own beavers in the shape of  Robin Wilson and David Bourchier who were splitting logs for the wood burner. By the end of the day we had a good pile of logs ready for use. As a Monty Python fan, my only disappointment was that I could not get them to sing the Lumberjack’s song while they were working.

DGS lumberjacks at work. Are they dressed correctly?
I thought that lumberjacks wore high heels, suspenders and a bra. ( According to the song )
The results of their labours.

Onward and upward.


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