Summer Sunday (5th june – yes i did put may!!)

Sunday was hot and lazy.

The laziness was from the thermals you understand and not the membership who toiled all day.

They rigged multiple gliders and derigged one more.

They launched, retrieved, instructed, brought cakes*, conjugated the verb to glide, flew and finally did the smidgenist of soaring.

*Tony’s cakes were very disgusting – if he brings more dont bother to try them,¬†if you see me eating them its only so he doesn’t feel bad.

In amongst it all Stan flew his Ka-6cr for the first time, having had a trip round in it myself, all I can say is, how lovely!



Not Stan in not his glider at not Rivar Hill. It is however a Ka6Cr  <<credit>>

As an aside to this my annoying syndicate partner asked when was the last time I had flown an all wood glider – a T31 in 2005, he then proceeded to point out that I wasnt very good at soaring all wood (pun in there somewhere….), the longest flight of my 11 total flights being 14minutes…

About the Author: pete smith

DCFI, Full Cat, Owns 737, a Nimbus 2c with Jim & N, a Janus Ce with Claire. Flying since 1996.

1 Comment

  1. Colin

    Re: Wood
    Got my Silver Distance from ‘Inkpen’ to Tarrant Rushton in Ka6 Cr 208 in April 1974 whilst lodging at Anchors Farm with Michael & Isobel Whittingham. Also had my last flight in Alan P’s Swallow (the very same one) in March 1978. Happy days.

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