|Dave Westcott’s view of the Tamar valley during his first wave flight to 2,600ft.|
|Ed Borlase’s view of the club during his 2hr+ Bronze C qualifying flight.|
|Steve Fletcher in his Open Cirrus joins Ed Borlase in one of the afternoon’s thermals over Mary Tavy.|
|One Day Course student Steve Knott about to be launched into the heavens.|
|Iza Zduniuck, a F&F of Ed Borlase, is ready for flight with her Go-Pro.|
So what of the stats? Well, the launch rate really was appalling, being no more that 3 per hour for the first 6 hours and then 'surging' to 5 in the last hour. The average flight time, however, was something to bring a smile to the face of the winch launch pilot: 42 mins per launch!
At which point thanks in abundance should be passed to our happy band of winch-drivers: Roger Appleboom, Phil Hardwick and Joe Nobbs, all of whom kept the gliders going up the wire at 55kts, and to the retrieve team for bringing the cables back – all of whom flew. It's not often that we get an easterly that doesn't exceed 15 kts which provides smooth, nursery wave in the morning, and then steady 6-8 kt thermals in the afternoon.
A day to reflect on with gratitude..!