Wednesday 25th May

The day started with a stronger wind than expected so we pulled out a couple of 2-seaters but with nobody rushing to launch. James H was the first to give in and when he carried on vertically after coming off the wire there was a flurry of activity in the rigging area. His flight of just over an hour turned out to be the longest of the day but there were plenty of other soaring flights.
We discovered that the trailer Rod has been touring the around the country actually contains a glider which came out to play. It was good to see the Swales flying – and even better to fly it (thanks Rod, a new type for my log book).
JMX reappeared and the test flight proved it launches well (to 2,100′), climbs well, spins nicely and the controls oh so crisp.

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Shalbourne Gliding

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