|Looking towards Brentor Church from the NW corner.|
The wind was very strong
After a cup of tea, it was time to plan out today's work. Rick used the time to catch up with briefings for trainee pilot David Archer. The remaining three of us decamped to the runway to investigate the cables on the ML2 winch. This had suffered a tangle on one of the drums and initially the idea was to add some more cable to replace that which was lost in the tangle. We decided to pull out both cables to check them first. Close inspection revealed that the cables were approaching the end of their useful life so the decision was made to replace both cables with new ones. Rick arrived at this point and between us we fitted the winch with 2 new cable and cut up and disposed of the old cables.
|The ML2 in the NW corner to remove the old cables|
|Barry keeping and eye on the new cable being layed out ready to fit onto the winch|
|Nice new cables|
|David working of the simulator controls|
|David testing his handiwork|