20th, 21st Quiet Weekend

On both days a modest turnout of members and only 3 members over the whole weekend needing the services of an instructor – less than the new who turned up for a Trial Lesson.  Only one non-club glider rigged – Alan’s magnificent Olly on the Sunday.
Longest flight honours went to Chris K on Saturday with 42 minutes (double then next longest flights).  We fared better on Sunday with 3 flights beating Saturdays longest flight.  One of those was Jim C discovering that the Olly does not quite have the same performance as his Nimbus – mind, it took him 50 minutes to figure this out. The longest flight came about because of Rob J’s insistence of needing a target time to beat in the K8 – so I took the first K8 launch of the day and demonstrated what sheer bloody-mindedness can do scraping away from 800′ and staying airborne for over an hour slowly climbing and drifting to the inversion limit at 2,000′.  Rob managed a respectable (for the day) 51 minutes.

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