Those snakes in the grass R.Asp & Co certainly had this Duty Instructor fooled with the promise of cloudbase rising early, wind straight down the runway gusting no more than 14kts and Stars rating 2.5 by early afternoon, thus causing us to get a K-13 out and down to the launchpoint as quickly as possible. Whereupon it began to rain. Retreating to the clubhouse it then lashed down. Emerging from shelter an hour later, the photos bear witness to the moisture-laden sky.
|Sunshine over the airfield following the rain bearing clouds.|
|Ed Borlase’s view of an isolated shower over Tavistock.|
|Returning to solo trainee Ray Boundy |
carries out ABCD checks of K-13 HXP before...
|…and making a perfectly held-off landing.|
In summary, an enjoyable day for those involved – just a touch embarrassing at the start for the DI – for trusting a snake..!
Thanks go to Rich Roberts for winching.