Wednesday 24th August

The day started with Rivar Hill in a big blue hole with no one rushing to take the first flight. Bob B declared that it must be working and took the K8 away for an hour to prove it. Everyone who flew (with one exception) enjoyed at least one soaring flight but had to contend with lumpy air and a lot of drift. Alan H set off to exercise his new XC qualification to get his silver. Having gone to Marlborough and struggled back to Rivar Hill he decided to abandon carrying on to Lasham. Keith J and I had a memorable flight with an excellent view of the crop circle (serpent) near the gibbet and then joined by lots of shinny, big-winged gliders south side of Kintbury. We needed pretty much all the 2,500′ we had to make it back to the airfield.

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