Into August

More wind than expected but but less from the west than forecast.  I assume the forecast was the reason for a fairly modest turnout for a Wednesday but easily enough to operate.  A day for throwing the duty instructor at the sky for a weather check.  Launch to 1,700′ in a Puchacz gives a clue to the volume of wind.  Straight into a thermal and at 2,000′ I remembered this was a weather check and members on the ground would be waiting for a decision.  Against basic instincts, abandoned the thermal and exercised various methods for using the height and back on the ground in less than 10 minutes.  Unusually a few failed launches with cable overrun without leaving the ground and a day for breaking weak links (all at a comfortable height).  Longest flight honours went to Aliaksei with 21 minutes.

A good day for surplus garden produce being available – courgettes, cucumbers and plums.

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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