Easter Monday

After a couple of good days we weren’t expecting too much but the Lasham weather guru had forecast thermals by 10:00 BST.  With 8/8 cover and low it then dawned us what the date was – April Fools Day!  The few of us there admired Alan P’s Olly, had lunch and then took the Puchacz down to throw at the sky.  1,500′ in a 80 degree cross-wind and still 100′ or so below cloud came as a pleasant surprise.  Certainly plenty of height for the annual checks that a couple of folks were wanting.  Some scraps of lift around but nothing substantial enough to soar in and substantial lift would have been needed to compensate for the drift.  As the afternoon progressed the wind picked up and landings got more lively.  After 8 launches we’d had enough and packed the toys away.

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