Dartmoor Gliding News-Saturday 4th November 2017

The forecast occasional showers would have been better forecast as rain with occasional gaps. This and the very gusty winds kept the aircraft firmly in the hangar.

Between the showers the conditions looked good ( at least from indoors)
There were plenty of members on the airfield early today to attend the talk on "Collision Avoidance" hosted by today's instructor Gordon Dennis. This lively discussion flowed through the need for keeping a good lookout, the use of FLARM to help altert pilots to the presence of other gliders and the larger scale plans to develop a new system to make all aircraft electronically visible to each other. Heady stuff.

The next shower arriving over the trailer park
After the lunch time social gathering the Committee assembled for a single topic meeting which continued until late afternoon.

The lunch time social
The long range forecasts keep mentioning snow. I, for one, am looking forward to the chance to fly in those conditions.


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