‘Misty’ was today’s trademark. No, not the 1959 Johnny Mathis pop hit, or the 1971 Clint Eastwood film, but misty canopies which delayed the start and presaged an end to today’s flying. Which was a shame, as the northerly airflow circulating around an emergent ridge of high pressure generated gin clear, but cold, conditions topped by a few whispers of tempting cumulus as the day developed.
|Despite a gin clear sky, Phil Hardwick and Malcolm Wilton-Jones |
had to battle against mist on the canopies to get us going.
|Returning solo pilot Ray Boundy turns K-13 HXP onto the diagonal leg.|
|K-8 on finals to land between the centreline track and launchpoint.|
|Club K-8 fin and rudder detail.|
Strangely, for a low achieving day, there were plenty of smiles as members departed – must have been the sun on their faces generating much needed Vitamin D. Let’s hope it continues…