|Rigging K-13 G-DDMX whilst waiting for the cloudbase to rise.|
|Philip Shears was also an early flier with Peter.|
|Visitor Sefton Green flew with IFP Peter Howarth.|
|Lawrence Hands looks happy to hand control to Peter Howarth.|
|Final visitor of the day Elizabeth Ferrie, with her Dad, Peter and Paula Howarth.|
|View from Richard Roberts’s wingtip as he centres his K-6 in a thermal over Brentor.|
|Two of the K6s waiting for their turn to kaunch|
After his business trip to Canada, it was really good to see Jerry Wellington back on site who, after the requisite check flights – including a quick soar to 2,000ft at 5:45pm, was able to get back into his K-6 for one of the final (if that's possible) launches of the day. The final launch, with trainee Philip Sellwood flying the launch for the first time, was number 35 - not bad for a 11:41am start.
So, having been rigged this morning, as we drew K-13 DMX back down the hill for derigging, we reflected that this was exactly what our forebears used to do when the club was formed with a single T-21 thirty three years ago (only they did it on every flying day..!)
|Roger Appleboom is delighted to see that his photo-voltaic panel |
manages to generate electricity through the Dartmoor gloom.