After the recent unsettled weather, the day dawned with an early morning frost. The forecast was for light winds east of north and no rain for a change. A good day for the gathering pilots to maintain recency(currency) prior to the start of lockdown the following day.
|Autumn has arrived at DGS.|
|John Smith getting ready to fly.|
Next into the K13 with me was John O’Connell
|K13 with John and I returning to the launch point.|
|Mary Tavy and Dartmoor.|
After his stint on the winch Malcolm returned to the launch point and it was soon his turn in the K8. After launching into what looked a more promising sky, he was seen slowly climbing away near the church. He managed to stay aloft for 46 minutes to claim flight of the day and remained the only soaring flight of the day.
Gavin requested a flight with me to undertake a cable break practice in the K13. Unknown to him I managed to get the winch driver to initiate a power failure. This was not what he was expecting, but flew the exercise well. Motto, be prepared for anything to happen.
Solo pilots, Richard Roberts, Phil Hardwick, Steve Fletcher, Roger Green, Martin Broadway, Barry Green and Gavin all too turns in the K8, but could not emulate Malcolm’s successful flight.
|Richard and Phil enjoying the autumn sun.|
|Alan & Colin at the launch point.|
|Steve and Heather all masked up.|
|Airfield from Cox Tor.|