Saturday 24th September

Wind straight up the strip but cloud cover (not as forecast) meant starting off the day not being able to take a full launch.  Small stirrings of excitment when Rod H managed to get a double digit duration flight (11 minutes).  10 launches and almost 2 hours later before anyone else achived this – Carol P + guest clocked up 31 minutes.  The guest was Dave Owen who made a welcome visit after many years of living aboroad.  The cloud cover did break-up and the sky started to look reasonable but the lift proved elusive.  I had a couple of 22 minute flights from the back-seat but other than that the only other double digit flights were 11 and 13 minutes.  We clocked up 39 launches and managed to introduce 6 new folks to gliding (yup, gliding not soaring – well, other than one of them who was treated to soaring to 2,900).

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