After braving the icy roads and dealing with problems with the winch and signalling lights we finally got going about 11am. With a crosswind we were not hopeful of high launches but we were happily proved wrong and many of us took advantage of the 2000ft release heights to prolong our soaring.
Ken Porter quickly set the level at 15 minutes only for Rod Harris (dressed as Santa’s little helper…..sorry Rod!) squeaking in a 17 minute flight despite only getting 1800 ft on the wire (No Rod that does not count as a launch failure!). Bill Cook and Steve Gaze completed their annual checks and a good time was had by all.
All in all a good turnout with 24 launches being flown before the bitterly cold air finally sapped our enthusiasm for more.