There was signs that the cloud was lifting and some bright patches opening, so we decided to get ready to fly. The K13 and K8 were towed to the west end. The gold discovery was going to be used as launch control to prevent damage to the airfield bringing the launch tower from the east end.
|Looking to the east.|
|Mike climbing at 2 knots|
|Malcolm’s view at 4000ft|
Another break of 40 minutes was made until the clouds cycled again and it was clear enough to try again. Roger Green launched in his Zugvogel, but shortly after the sky was already changing again and he could be seen with airbrakes open and making his way down to land. This time no clearances appeared and with the temperature dropping it was decided to pack the aircraft away.
So yes Richard was right it was a wave day, but not quite in the place that was predicted. Thank you to all who helped today and apologies to those who didn’t manage to fly due to the changing conditions.