Saturday 25th April

I guess folks had been taking notice of the weather forecast as there was quite a modest turnout. Well I hoped they enjoyed their shopping or domestic chores while some of us took advantage of a first rate cloud streets. A leisurely start to the day waiting for the weather to improve. With limited numbers of members in attendance we just pulled out the Puchacz and one of the K13’s.
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On the second launch Charles McC demonstrated scratching skills to stretch the flight to 14 minutes. A few launches later Peter E gave our Trial Lesson visitor a 22 minute flight with a view of his house at the bottom of the hill in Rivar.  Mark P needed to complete his annual checks, after the customary simulated launch failure we took a second launch and Mark climbed to cloud base at 3,000′, pointed the Puchacz into wind and slowly made our way to Pewsey (gaining 100′ at one point without turning).  Steve B launched of in a K13 and similarly followed the street to Pewsey.  It was Mark who took longest flight honours with 45 minutes, narrowly beating Steve by 2 minutes.

A modest 16 launches but an enjoyable day for the few of us there.

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