Sunday 7th September 2014

Not what you would call a great soaring day but certainly flyable and very well attended. I know I make a lot of noise about the lack of enthusiasm some times but on Sunday there couldn’t easily have had more enthusiasm from more members. The parking area on the field looked like the M25 on a bad day and the flying list was as long as I have seen it for a long time. There were several pre-booked TLs and more turned up on spec. No one left without  a flight, Nigel did a sterling job and I managed to fit in one extra for someone who was getting ready to leave due to a longish wait. Stephen O helped with the flying list and check flights and everyone flew although there wasn’t much soaring (unless you count Colin in the LS3 at 3 hours plus). Final tally was 50 launches and the Plough was well and truly open by the time we had packed up. Stephen had a little look at the stats and apparently we manage 50+ launches on one day each year, however, if this level of enthusiasm can be maintained we could manage it again this year. Thanks to all who stayed and worked so hard to keep the field running smoothly and well done Selvam for getting cleared for solo winching.

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