The forecast was for a lively easterly wind gusting at various points to 22 knots at low level. Although not ideal conditions that lend themselves to learning the sport of gliding for the inexperienced ,for the more experienced pilots and instructors that were all hoping for wave flying in some form it looked promising.
|Andy Davey rigging in readiness for what was coming |
(photo Richard R)
The approach was buoyant but within limits so the private gliders were rigged. (Zugvogel 3b, k6cr, discus x2 (V5 and visitor FER ))
The club flying list was worked through with a joint effort from Mark c and Steve w using the k13s. Thanks guys. As the day progressed the day got better and better with regular heights for k13s of 4-6000ft
|Wave straight off the launch(Photo Richard R)|
|Roger Appleboom (k6cr)took this beautiful photo looking south towards Plymouth sound.|
|Still climbing at 5.6 knot at 9,000ft. Photo Richard Roberts (Discus bw V5)|
Unfortunately the last two flights of the day failed to connect to the wave , we assume the bars had shifted a little. All aircraft put to bed and fence etc sorted by 4:20pm.
A GREAT DAY AT DARTMOOR GLIDING,
Thanks to all.