With a reasonable forecast for the time of year, light variable wind and RASP giving 2.5 stars mid-afternoon, it was surprising that only a small group of members were at the airfield today. Everybody we set about setting up the airfield ready to fly with first launch at 11:04.
With the K8 temporarily off-line, two K13’s were taken to the east end launch point. First into the K13 with me was Mike Bennett for a couple of launch failure practices, preparing him for the final stages of obtaining hi bronze C qualification. The eventualities were well flown with only minor critique. A soaring flight later in the day with Gavin Short gave him some useful pointers to improving his soaring skills. A final launch failure practice at the end of the day enabled John Smith to be passed out for driving the Gus winch.
After a quick check flight with me, John Smith was off to add to his count of solo flights. Two flights including a 22 minute soaring flight shows he has not lost his soaring boots
|John getting ready for his solo flights.|
|Frank Thanking Hugh for his flights.|
|Lesley and Gavin after their flights.|
|Linda thumbs up after her flight.|
|Max and Hugh back on terra firma.|
|Freddie ready to go (old archive picture)|
|Steve’s view at cloudbase.|