17th & 18th February

A weekend and flying on both days!  Saturday was particularly busy with 13 members needing the services of the Duty Instructor, Richard D.  Flying started at 10:30 and 40 launches later ended at 16:16.  Around 13:00 EUF came back online after its ARC which Bob B did the test flight and remained in the back seat helping work through the list.  A dozen folks managed between 10 and 20 minutes with Bill C taking top dog honours with 25 minutes.

Sunday was a lot quieter and offered a solid cloud base at 1,100′ which lowered to 800′ and “tiffin time” was declared.  Cloud base went back up to 1,100’ish and the students from Southampton were keen to get their bums of the ground.  Not surprisingly short flights were the order of the day (mostly 6 minutes).  Nick J pushed the boundary with the final flight of a whole 7 minutes.  Only 14 launches but that was pretty good considering the weather on offer.  Big thanks to Chris K and Rob J who drove the winch but didn’t fly.

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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