Saturday 23rd July

The day started looking good – too good, too early. Sure enough, by the time we were ready to launch it was filling in and signs of top cover approaching. First few flights were were around 20 minutes then all that was on offer were extended circuits. Early afternoon the sky started to open up a bit and Richard D disappeared with the Vega on a test flight for over half an hour (claimed the vario needed extensive testing). After that a mix of circuits and longer flights with it getting better as the afternoon progressed. The morning TL appeared in convoy – lots of family wanting to see the birthday boy flying on his 90th birthday.
All 5 club gliders out and only one syndicate one out to play. 32 launches; highest reported climb Ken H to 4,700′; longest flight Steve B 1:17.

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