Saturday 20th – E Team

Ah yes, E team day; and the weather didn’t quite do as promised but it wasn’t far off. I drove up to the field through dense fog all the way eventually popping out at the top of the hill driving up the field. It was a fairly slow start as we waited for the fog to clear enough for safety but when I did brave a launch it looked like this. This is the view to the south – you can see Conholt Hill then nothing… Splendid. We didn’t manage to beat the Oct launch record – only managed 39 after the slow start and with another pause when the fog finally got organised and lifted and we had to wait while it got high enough to fly a circuit beneath! We also didn’t manage any soaring as such although Bob and Chris both reported an area of 0 sink for a couple of minutes on one flight. The rest of the day the air was as silky smooth as you could want and there was not a breath of wind on the ground, whilst the sun made sundogs and had a pronounced halo most of the day and Bob also managed to spot a circumzenithal arc or whatever it’s called when you get an arc the other way round above the sun. And it was warm enough not to need a jacket all day. Perfect!!!

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