Sunday 6th September

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.

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7 gliders in the air and only 2 at the launch point

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)

About the Author: StephenO

Flies an LS3-17 (occasionally when not sitting in the back seat).
Promoter of gigs at ACE Space and presenter of Folk Ace on Kennet Radio.
How was it ever possible to fit in paid employment?

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