The grid of 5 x K8s were lined up on the runway. We were fortunate enough to have 5 tugs available. Rick had checked the Notams and set the task of Okehampton- Holsworthy - Launceston.
|Aerotowing from Brentor. Whatever next!|
The start line was opened 5 min after the last launch ,and like a flash ( that’s 50knots in the K8) Phil was off on task. In short he then stayed out in front of us all for the remainder of the task. Showing us all how to do it.(well done Phil!)
|Sharing a Thermal with Hugh|
|Good looking sky. |
( That is not a formation of skywriting aircraft; It's the other gliders )
|Sharing thermals ( again)|
|Richard in field. (Must have been muddy looking at his camera lens)|
|The task with my failed attempt in red|
|Scratch on approach|
Oh and just before the police come knocking on the door you will be pleased to know it was all on the virtual platform for gliding on line “Condor2”
The idea for this was Hugh's brainchild, but without the technical computer help and hand holding by Rick ,in order to set all the programs up to work and talk to each other it would not have been possible. Thank you to you both.
Please look out for the Details of the next task and date On the DGS forum.