Wednesday 25th

The prospect of a reasonable day brought out the Wednesday boys out in force.  About a third of the launches resulted in extended flights but you had to launch at the right time to be one of the 5 that managed an hour or more.  Those of us who launched around 15:00 and able to get there found an energy line, to the west of the airfield, that held pockets of 4+ up or could simply be run along.  Highest reported was 3,800′ and still in lift but airbrakes out to stop being swallowed up into the murk.  Trevor G took longest flight honours of 1:28 in his Jantar.

Wednesday 25 March

With 4 private gliders rigged and 20 people flown we clocked up 36 launches and just under 12 hours flying.  The icing on the cake (so to speak) – both donuts and lardy cake on offer for the second week.

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  1. Colin

    As far as I could tell the ‘energy line’ was either a real, or pseudo sea breeze front. At around 3 pm the murk/spreadout to the north could be seen to terminate along a line just south of the airfield, with sunshine to the south, and curtain clouds along the edge. It was possible to fly in more or less permanent lift along the ‘front’ as far as Hurstbourne Tarrant to the SE and off towards Pewsey to the west with average lift varying from zero to 4 knots. Unfortunately the line deviated over an active danger area, so could not be followed to its full extent. As it is did not move in the prevailing northerly wind it was definitely a change of airmass, but how and from whence one could only speculate. Must look out my Bradbury.

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