Promising start to May

Launching into a promising sky

Well, strictly speaking our first usual flying day in May was a washout.  However, “Wednesday” is an elastic concept to the midweek flyers so by taking “Wednesday” one day later we were able to enjoy climbs to over 4,000′, staying airborne for up to a couple of hours.  Very much a yellow day.

Exceptional dandelion crop

Rape fields aplenty

The sun encouraged a flurry of rigging with a pair of K6’s, a pair of ASW15’s plus a DG and a Jantar.  Martin S discovered that a K6 is not the most comfortable of gliders in which to do a 2 hour flight.  Despite changing ends we clocked up almost 19 hours off 30 launches (and despite an outbreak of bung pulling from the back seat).

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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