Wednesday 21st February

Word of the day was “murky”, so not great urgency to start flying and it was midday before the first glider took to the air.  A gentle NE wind gave launches of 2,000′ in the K8 and 1,600 in the K13 but not sufficient to tickle the ridge.

Paul P set the challenge of the time to beat on the second launch in the K8 with 11 minutes.  Paul B and Rowland P matched that but then Martin S launched in the Puchacz and nabbed 12 minutes.  Trevor G took to the air and ended longest flight debate with an unbeatable 14 minutes.  After his extended period away in the sun Charles Mc re-soloed.

An impressive 27 launches (considering the conditions) and, naturally, Tony P’s home baking.

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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