Saturday we gathered for the week's Condor2 challenge. Even though we were missing some regular members (Scratch John, and North Hill member Matt) spirits were high as it’s good to have a little human contact, however virtual. We congratulated the Theatre Royal for the slot on the One Show about Alan Fox. Ed informed us that the interviewer should actually have been Elaine Paige not Michel Ball. “A shame” mused Richard as he said, "She knows him so well".
The task was set: - Brentor, Crediton Station, Weston-Zoy, Sherborne, The Park, Glastonbury, and finish at North Hill. Distance of about 251kms or 135 NM.
Ed led the field across Dartmoor most of us enjoying strong thermals and good cloud bases, at this point Matt joined us on TeamSpeak, He's still unfortunately on East Devon time had missed the start gate, so we all agreed to restart the task from NH (NOT influenced by Ed flying in front of Rick!).
More traumatic launches (see Hugh’s demise below after dropping a wing on the ground run) from north hill Forced Rick to change the wind direction more west and away we went again. Matt leading the way with a EB 29 which we think may have been wider than Brentor Airfield!
|More aerotow practice required Hugh?|
|Hugh sharing a thermal|