After the fog and drizzle cleared there appeared a ragged cloud base of between 800 and 1400 feet which lifted by degrees until the sky briefly cleared in the afternoon. The faithful had broken into two cohorts, one completing the repair to the hangar roof and cladding while the other took unusual pleasure in squeezing every last minute out of each flight and celebrating 12 minutes airborne as though it were a Silver Duration. Such is midweek gliding.
Having now had both fuselage and wings recovered JPC looks brand new and handles likewise having been beautifully restored under Andy Brind’s supervision. Just how he got a paint finish like that in the winter weather is a mystery!
And in it I had the privilege of introducing Jonty’s seven year old son to the sport of gliding. Get your dad to bring you again in the summer William!