Wednesday 14th October

With the wind from the north (with just a touch of east) the favourite place proved to be on the south side of the launch caravan – enjoying the sun and sheltered from the cold wind.  Correction that was the second favourite place – the favourite was in a glider looking for ridge lift.  Some scraps of ridge lift was to be found but better were the thermals triggered by the ridge.  Those launching between midday and 13:00 were rewarded with the longest flights of the day.  Colin B in his LS3-17 clocked up 45 minutes but that only gave him second place in the soaring stakes.  Top spot being taken by Ken R and Bill C in their Duo Discus with 1:02.  25 of the 31 launches achieved double digit flight times – mind, when the K8 was getting launches to 2,100′ that gets you off to a good start.

21 members flew – pretty good turn out for midweek in October.

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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  1. StephenO

    I forgot to mention that it was a special day for Tony P. It was his 80th birthday. No cake unfortunately and we didn’t have any candles to put on the donuts. Tony did look a little concerned when it was suggested the day be marked in the traditional way – the bumps.

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