What a cracking day for September. The day looked promising and shock waves went around the airfield when Alan P said it was going to be a good day. No one could remember the last time Alan had shown signs of optimism – could it have been the effect of all that Highland flinging in his kilt? The day went blue but there was still plenty of soaring to be had. All 5 club gliders out, and busy, plus 4 private gliders. The private gliders were taking around 2 hour flights. 14 flights in club gliders were for 45 minutes or more.
Both Peter E and I were kept busy in the back seat clocking up 6 and a half hours between us.
42 launches and one minute short of 28 hours flown – the most hours, by far, flown on a September day in the last 8 years (the time for which I have stats readily at hand)