|Even as the hurdle fence was being taken down |
there were indications of wave present.
The turnout today was excellent – which was just as well with the hurdle fence to get down, and a mysteriously flat K-8 tyre to be dealt with (thanks to Pete Harvey). We got going a little after 10 when it was already evident that a weak secondary N-S wave bar was established partway down the airfield – if only we could reach the primary which must be somewhere east of Mary Tavy.
Today's One Day Course visitor was Jerry Griffiths who, despite being an active mountain biker, suffered from mal de l'air, which was most unfortunate but he hopes to return, suitably equipped with Stugeron and grey wrist bands..! Other visitors included Spencer Ham and son Ryan, Maureen Summerhayes and, all the way from Canada, Roger Spall, who greatly enjoyed participating in the banter at the launchpoint before a couple of early evening flights with Rick Wiles. Check flights were flown with Matt Wiles and Alan Carter, whilst trainees Jan Baev, Phillip Sellwood and Peter Harvey were given their first taste of wave.
|Brentor’s fame is spreading: |
Visitor Roger Spall travelled all the way from Canada to fly with us!
|Maureen Summerhayes flew with Asst Cat Instructor Rick Wiles.|
|Visitor Spencer Ham flew with Asst Cat Instructor Peter Howarth.|
|Spencer’s son Ryan also flew with Peter.|
|Richard's View of the wave bars from 5000 feet|
|Paula Howarth prepares for her first flight on type in the K-6CR.|
|Glider coming home: |
K-13 DMX about to overfly the oak tree on last flight of the day.
So thanks must, most sincerely, go to all those who helped get us there, not least Colin Boyd for ensuring that we have the steeds to get us there. Colin is looking for assistance in the workshop – if you think you have the necessary workshop skills (and time – not only to listen to his jokes!) then please get in touch.