Happy New Year

1st October marks the first day of a new flying year and time to start thinking about getting those annual checks out of the way.  Not an auspicious start to the new year with a scrub.  No flying provided some time to take a look at the stats for last year.

For the last 10 years I have been doing the data entry for the log sheets.  With all that data in a spreadsheet (all 27,043 entries) it’s not difficult to analyse the numbers.

Despite the appalling February (the least flying done in one month in 10 years – even worse than January past year when we were winchless) last (flying) year saw a record number of launches (3,127) but the 3rd best for hours flown.

For those who would like to know more there follows a set of graphs comparing the worst and best to last year.

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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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