Our ODC was John Allan. After a briefing from BI Richard they were soon off into the air at a rather later start time of 12:10. John enjoyed his day getting involved and with some valuable air experience. Hopefully we might see him back again.
An ODC student from a couple of weeks back did return today. Peter Mountford flew with me and was soon getting to grips with coordinated turns and trimming the glider. During a 26 minute soaring flight, he successfully climbed to 2100’ with some very smooth turns.
Our other student John Smith experienced some log walks back down the field after some valuable cable break practice. With a bit more polish and accuracy he will soon be back solo.
The afternoon predicted soaring conditions produced a hive of activity from the solo pilots. All had varying degrees of success. Bob Sansom (K8) 15 minutes, Malcolm (K8) 1:01, Hugh (K6) 1:09 and Barry (K8) 47 minutes. The longest flight of the day was Steve (Open Cirrus) 2:05.
|Steve’s view returning towards Tavistock.|
|Steve’s view of the sun reflecting on the sea near Plymouth,|
|Malcolm’s view of Roadford|
|Malcolm’s view of the airfield in cloud shadow.|