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.
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