Here we are, once again, in season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. Today started with a mostly clear sky with some alto cumulus cloud high up, orographic cloud covering the higher parts of Dartmoor and the river valleys hidden in thick, white fog. There was a heavy dew which made the grass on the runway very wet. Whilst this is probably good for the grass it is uncomfortable for any unwary pilots not equipped with waterproof footwear. Personally, I discovered that my waterproof shoes no longer are.
|Early Morning looking east with the tors hiding on the cloud|
The day started with Rick and I flying together for my annual BI check flight. For check flight read practice cable break. With that out of the way it was on with the flying programme. Today we welcomed One Day Course candidate Jeffrey Cane. After briefing, Jeffery had an initial flight with IFP Scratch and then completed the rest of his course with me. By the end of the day Jeff was really getting to grips with controlling CCY with a delightfully light touch. Smiles all round.
|One Day Course Candidate Jeffery Cane|
|Jane receives her Certificate from Scratch|
|Ric Rothwell with family (and Scratch)|
|Looking over the west end launchpoint with some low, dark clouds|
which provided some soaring possibilities