Wednesday 6th

A day for careful handling of the gliders on the ground (and picketing) and 70 knot approaches, however, that did mean launches of over 2,200′ in the K13s and 2,000′ in the Vega.  The K8 (unsurprisingly) stayed in the hangar.  Too much thermic activity for the ridge to work consistently but it could still be used – just had to watch out for the patches of 8 down.  Bob B took the second launch of the day in the Vega and set the target at 45 minutes – nobody beat it.  Longest flights were in the Vega, the 3 other launches in it clocked up more than an hour and a half between them.
The Puchacz completed it’s ARC was rigged and test flown by Bob B who took Andy B along for ballast.  Good to see the inspector having faith in his work :)
Just over 5 hours of flying from 15 launches.  Donut service was resumed

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