Wednesday Boys Aviate

Thanks to an overnight temperature of -6 (or there abouts) the airfield was firm and suitable for driving around on and, more importantly, launching from.  Unfortunately, along with the good news comes some bad news – Jeremy and Paul P were the first to arrive and discovered signs of a break-in.  One padlock held on the main container so they didn’t get in there but things were bent and it wasn’t possible to simply unlock the doors. Bill C and Peter E came to the rescue with angle grinders so we did get into the container. Peter also came armed with welder and made repairs, Steve B made a shopping trip for new padlocks.

Ground remained frosted in the shadow of the ridge

Ground remained frosted in the shadow of the ridge

A late start to the flying but we still managed to clock up 21 launches on a sunny, but nippy, day.  All the flight times were single digit with one exception.  We are still trying to figure out how Rob J managed 14 minutes.  JPC was back on-line so Bob B did the check flight and demonstrated that it could spin (both ways) and loop.  2 annual checks completed, donuts eaten and Tony P’s home made chocolate muffins were polished off.

Jeremy in artistic mood on landing the last flight of the day

Jeremy in artistic mood on landing the last flight of the day

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