Wednesday 2nd December

Forecast on Tuesday evening showed “thick cloud” all day with a moderate wind SSW.  Arrived at the airfield to find a clear blue sky and a lively westerly.  By the time we had pulled apart JPC and moved it to the workshop ready for its annual cloud had arrived but cloud base around 1,400′ and a fair amount of gaps.  the K8 was left in the hangar and the all flying was 2 up with 70 knot approaches – surprising smooth on approach though.  Using the small cable ‘chutes we were able to lay-off sufficiently to avoid dropping over the electric fence around the adjoining field (mostly).  Most of the flights were 6 minutes with one notable exception of Denis G getting a double digit flight time (just) – we even managed a few beats along the western ridge.

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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