First day of task week and the weather is not being helpful as Carol and I had to reset our task as conditions were a bit challenging. There were some good climbs in places but there were large gaps in-between.
We managed to complete RIV-WAN-DEV-RIV for just over 100k but only because we took advantage of a top up NE of Devizes.
Once established we noticed that the source of lift was a burning Combine Harvester and tractor/trailer, we could smell the burning tyres at 3500ft!
Steve Barber and Alan Holden, both in ASW15’s, found conditions pretty poor north of the M4 so unfortunately had to curtail their tasks.
Despite RASP predicting fantastic conditions Tuesday was in fact worse than Monday 🙁 Lift was hard to find under the clag that was until Colin, in the LS3, latched on and squeezed 18mins out of his flight. This spurred the rest of us to launch and, despite valiant efforts by Chris and Steve O, Carol and I managed to stay aloft for 56 mins.
All in all a rather disappointing day but I’m pleased to say that John Douglas successfully transitioned to the Vega and had 3 enjoyable flights.
The rest of the week looks “unsettled” so hopefully we can get a bit more flying in.