Wednesday 22nd March (best quit while you’re winning)

I received a couple of texts on the way to the airfield to the effect ‘I’m in a deluge, so going back home’. So, on arriving, was pleasantly surprised to find the gates open. Up at the clubhouse found the usual suspects shooting a line and donning overalls. ‘OK – so where’s the new thermostat?’ So off to the Winch Shelter – the only place more unpleasant than standing naked in the middle of the airfield.

Being the most agile Ken H was stuffed into the entrails of the Skybrid while we passed him tools, parts and encouraging remarks.

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Then break for lunch by which time we were starting to think about flying.

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.. but being a little short of numbers Denis G got stuck into the broken strimmer. The solution involved using some epoxy resin to glue things together. As this seemed to be setting a little slowly I decided to start the generator to get a little heat into it …. it refused to start….

But it was encouraging to see that our landlord had started level out some of the wrinkles on the airfield.

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So expect to see heaps of soil being left in various strategic places around the airfield.

 

About the Author: Colin

Flies gliders - repairs winches
Likes - 1024mb, brisk north winds, leek & potato soup
Dislikes - East winds, Newham

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