A grey, drizzly start to the day did not bode well for the coming flying programme. Arriving at the airfield the cloud base was in the trees. The clubhouse area was busy with members doing the myriad of tasks required to keep us flying. Looking at the weather it was obvious that the thing to do was to have a cup of tea and wait. Mike delivered the daily briefing and then we waited some more. By the time Scratch had delivered the visitor brief the cloud base had lifted enough to encourage us to get out the equipment and aircraft in the hope that by the time we were ready to fly that the conditions would be flyable. With the breeze from the west we decamped to the east end launch point.
By now it was midday, The cloud base still looked a little low so the first 2 launches were Mike and Mark Elliot practicing launch failures. The cloud base was rising quickly and Mark's 3rd flight was a full height launch and circuit. This prompted the flying programme to start in earnest.
|K13 ready to go again...|
|...and up into and uninspiring sky|
|David waiting for me to strap in|
|Lesley was cheerful all day...|
|...even when I got her working|
|New club member Milosz Wysocki|