Dartmoor Gliding News-Saturday 25th June 2016

The westerly airflow continues with it's low pressure and seemingly endless frontal systems. Today's forecast was not very promising but at least it was flyable with a north westerly wind around 12 to 15 knots and eight eighths cloud cover at about 1500 feet above the airfield.

Uninspiring weather
Today's visitors were Antoni Weeks, Angus Morris and Heather Babek all of whom flew with IFP Mike Jardine in K13 G-DDMX. A good time was had by all.

Visitor Angus Morris
Heather ( looking slightly nervous maybe )
Worth a mention today was the patience of the club trainee pilots who shared the one K13 with the visitors. Normally we fly two K13's, one for club flying and the other for visitors but K13 G-CHXP is off line at the moment undergoing it's annual inspections.

It was particularly nice to see club member Joe Nobbs re-soloing after several years of not flying.

Joe pulling faces at the camera prior to flying solo
After the flying was over, the Committee members, several of whom had been flying today,  retired to the clubhouse for the monthly meeting which continued into the evening.

Please tell me the weather will improve soon....... anyone???


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