A small but beautifully formed Wednesday crew turned up to be met by thick
fog and NNW fresh breeze across the runway. After the usual deliberations and a
cup of tea we set the field up and waited. I decided to rig my Cirrus and as the
fog dispersed and the wind moderated to about 10 to 15 knots I decided to
launch. Given a rasp forecast of no thermic activity and not a cumulus cloud to
be seen no one else felt the desire to rig.
The view from the North ridge
So off I went and found just a
bit of lift off the slope to the North side of the airfield which I managed to
use to keep myself aloft for a bit longer than if I had found nothing, best of
the 4 flights was only 11 minutes though. Whilst I was enjoying myself Heather
cleared up and hoovered the club hut and then painted around the new , 'shop'
board. A huge thank you to Barry for winching and to Phil and John Smith for
launching me and to heather for driving the retrieve, what lovely people we have
at the club, thanks folks