Sunday 16th – visiting Challock

On holiday in Kent so snuck off to visit the nearest gliding club.  Warm (for the time of year) sunny day with little prospect of soaring.  No difficulty finding the club and after signing in at the office made my way to the busy launch point.  Despite it being so busy was made welcome – apparently a visitor from another club is something of a novelty.  Had my site check in one off their K21’s and then took to the sky in their Junior on the last launch before the break for lunch (struck me as an odd thing to do).  My reward for flying into the lunch break was some modest soaring – 23 minutes which, I believe, was the longest flight of the day. After lunch out came a T21 which then attrached a queue of people wanting to experience the wind in their face.
Challock has big club facitilies but with the friendliness of a small club.  Not an obvious expedition destination (airspace ceilings, not far from the coast) but well worth a visit if you are in the area.
One final observation – the lauch point organisation was excellent, thanks mainly to the member of the duty team who managed the flying list and kept things moving without delay.

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