Saturday 22nd July

As ever our airfield looked beautiful as the sun rose over stunning scenery,
20170721_063347…ah hold on wait that was Umbria, Italy on friday, got my photos out of order.

The airfield was beautiful as ever but framed in the moody greys of a typical British summers day.


Looking at the radar there looked like a slot between the rain in which we could do something useful. Unfortunately the duty winch driver had eaten the puffer-fish at a Japanese restaurant and wasn’t available to join us, a call went out and many thanks to Stan and Steve for coming to winch for us.


We dodged a few showers and got some flying in, one of the students having climbed to 2000ft misjudged their circuit in the strong lift conditions arriving at low key at 1000ft, I took control flew back up to high key at 1200ft, lost height to that more appropriate before suggesting they try again 😉

Eventually blanket persistent rain stopped play and we put the toys away.

Bet you thought we’d scrubbed!

About the Author: pete smith

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

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