We then set about the tasks of getting the airfield ready for the days flying. First task was to bring the ML1 on line. Phil Hadwick set about moving the batteries from the Gus winch into ML1 and then towing the winch up on to the field. The airfield was soon set ready for flying. Unfortunately we were further delayed because the Twister Display Team had left their aircraft at the field overnight. The pilots finally arrived and after preparing the aircraft, departed shortly after 11:30. First launch was at 11:43.
|Twister Display aircraft at airfield|
|Twister Display team leaving|
We had a number of private owners that had rigged today. Leith in his Dart, Phil Hardwick in his Astir, Steve Fletcher in his Open Cirrus and Dave Downton in his K6. Also rigged for the first time was Dave Westcott’s K6 for Ed Borlase to convert to and subsequently becoming Dave’s syndicate partner
Colin Boyd was kept busy sorting out instrument problems in the K6’s and test flying both. Dave Westcott first had a flight in the K8 before he converted to his K6. Ed followed shortly after for his conversion flights. Both thoroughly enjoyed their flights.
|David Westcott in his K6|
|Ed Borlase ready for his first flight in a K6|
|Our junior member ready to fly with me.|
|Sharon Soper and family.|
|Martin in the K6.|
Thanks to Joe & Alan for winching and everybody else who contributed to a good days flying. A total of 30 flights which was very good considering the late start.