Wednesday 27th

3 weeks of no flying activity must be some kind of a record but today the lean period came to an end.  Too much east in the wind to get the ridge working, bitterly cold but cloud base around 2,000′ and we could fly.  Then there was the bonus of some soaring.  Bob B was the first to discover there was something there when he returned in the Vega with tales of a 50′ gain in height.  Inspired by this I jumped into the K8 launched to 1,750 and gracefully descended to 1,250′ at which point there was a beep.  Not easy but I managed to match Bob’s gain of height, some more determined flying doubled that and eventually back up to launch height and on to 1,900′.  24 launches in total, 2 over half an hour and another 9 made double digits.

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