Dartmoor Gliding News-Wednesday 19th April 2017

After it's short break from the flying calendar it gives me great pleasure to say "Welcome back Wednesday's."

Now that there is more instructor cover, the midweek flying day has been re-instated and what a first day it was

In a thermal over Tavistock
A small, but perfectly formed gang, led by Instructor Ged Nevisky got together to fly. The club K13 was joined by the Open Cirrus (Stephen Fletcher), Silent (Barry Green), and the SF27  (Alan Carter).

Looking north towards the airfield and Blackdown (Gibbet Hill) from 5000 feet 
After a late morning start it was immediately soarable. Longest flight of the day was 3 hours 11 minutes by Alan in his SF27. The most interesting, however, was Stephen Fletcher in his Open Cirrus who soared to over 5000 feet to qualify for his silver badge height gain. This is an excellent result, especially when you consider that Steve is a relatively low hours pilot who only converted to the Open Cirrus a couple of weeks ago and this was his first flight in it at Brentor.

Stephen Fletcher
There were numerous soaring flights. In fact, the average flight time for the whole day was 52 minutes including all the training flights and practice cable breaks.

An Excellent Day.


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