Sunday 16th

After two weeks of wind and rain we get a great day – and at the weekend!  Launches to 2,000+’ and 4 knotters to almost 3,000′.  Flights of over an hour were available for the taking.  JPC came out to play for the first time sporting its newly covered wings and was much admired.  I was kept busy with check flights and Ken P pitched in with test flying JPC and a visitor who immediately joined the club after his 42 minute flight.  We also welcomed Allison and Geoff as refuges from Bicester where a soggy airfield stopped play. Being at the top of a ridge, having 100′ difference between field ends and well drained soil certainly has its advantages at the moment. Steve T took the last launch at 2 minutes to sunset and was reminded of the need to land before half an hour after sunset.  Maybe he misunderstood as he managed to land before sunset – mind that probably had more to do with one of those launch failures we practice for.  At least that got Steve another entry on his post solo progress card signed off.
39 launches in total and 10:42 of flying time.  22 people flew.  A cracking day.

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