Wednesday = Funday

After launching the first 3 gliders there was a trip to the hangar to collect the remaining 2 club gliders.  First flight was 54 minutes so a good start to the day.  Showers could be seen all around the airfield.  Fortunately only one dumped on us – the hail pounded down and sardines was played in the caravan, the 3 gliders airborne managed to avoid the shower.  Folks returned with tales of 10 up (and 10 down).  The vis was excellent.  The 2,500′ cloudbase at the start of the day rose to 4,000′ in the afternoon.  Peter E reported a climb to 5,000′ up the side of a cloud – that was on the longest flight of the day (over 2 hours).  Prior to that he’d had flights of 10 minutes(ish) so perseverance (and his free launch) paid off.  Most members got a decent soaring flight.  Last launch of the day abandoned when the sky started to growl.
30 launches and 14 hours flown and donuts enjoyed.

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