Wednesday 29th November

The promise of a north wind was enough to bring out The Duo Discuss, LS3 and an ASW-15 out to play plus the K13 was taken out of the workshop and rigged.  The ASW-15 was Alan P’s latest project – taking its first launch in 20 years.

Despite a near perfect wind direction and a reasonable strength the first few, shortish, flights reported burst of strong lift but also strong sink.  Not surprisingly launches were excellent (1,800′ in the a Puchacz was the best I saw).  Into the afternoon the ridge got more usable with most getting between 10 and 20 minutes.  The exception to these were Bill C and Ken R in the Duo with 1:13 and Colin B in the Ls3 with 1:15.

We clocked up 33 launches which included the two new members Paul M and Sheila I.  At the end of the day (well, a bit before allowing some time before it got dark) HCF was derigged and packed into its trailer ready to go away for its refinish.  Ken H made further progress on the “new” launch point wagon.

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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