Wednesday 8th January

After a whole 12 hours without rain the field had drained sufficiently to operate. Only able to pull one cable up the hill we retrieved it where it fell; so before the weather clamped some slick driving permitted a couple of handfuls of launches. The ridge to the south intermittently shed orographic clag so launch heights ranged from 700 to 2000 feet depending upon which side of a cloud you happen to be. The lucky ones had spectacular runs through feather walled canyons.
Running out of willing pilots before running out of weather meant everything was put away dry, so all in all a moderately successful day. Somehow the quality of flights seemed to be secondary to the fact that we were able to fly at all.

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Shalbourne Gliding

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