Wednesday 2nd November

After the recent run of non-flyable days the drop in temperature, north wind , excellent visibility and sunshine were most welcome.  I arrived to find the kit out and ready to fly – except we had no launch lights.  Turned out to be less than straightforward to fix but the combined brain power found a way round the problem.

How many glider pilot does it take to change a bulb?

The 3 available club gliders were out and 3 private gliders rigged (K6, K7 and ASW-15).  The north wind wasn’t strong enough to provide useful ridge lift but it was giving launches to 1,800′ in the K8.  Ken R took the 4th launch in his K6 and stayed airborne for over an hour.  The closest anyone else got to this was Peter E in his ASW15 with 27 minutes.  31 launches, 5 and a half hours flying time, 2 sets of annual checks ad a new member (welcome Robin) – a rather good day for November.

Autumn colours on display

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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