Wednesday 13th April

Sunshine, soaring, climbs to 5,000′ plus donuts, Victoria sponge and ginger bread – is there any better way to spend a Wednesday?

The day started not particularly promising with circuit bashing and the possibility of showers in the afternoon.  At about 13:00 the thermals switched on and lots of soaring to be had until mid-afternoon when it overdeveloped and cut off the sun and it became a bit more challenging to find climbs.  It then cycled so by 16:00 the sun had warmed up the ground and we were off again.  I was able to introduce Reg G to the delights of cloud streets.  Abandoning a thermal at 4,000′ we carried on to the south of Newbury to the end of a street and then followed back to Conholt House and gained another 500′ in the process.

Newbury

Newbury

Hungerford

Steve B disappeared in HZD for over 3 hours, reporting that a disproportionate amount of that time was spent near Great Bedwyn in the down cycle fighting gravity.  That gave him (easily) longest flight honours with Trevor G as runner up with 1:18.  A very respectable 17 hours flown of 38 launches

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?

1 Comment

  1. SteveB

    True, I did spend a while scratching around during the dead part of the thermic cycle, but when it was good it was very very good, and I visited several of our local TPs: NES, CHV, HUN, GBE, MEM and BUB.

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