Monday 16th July to Tuesday 17th July

Monday 16th.  A light to moderate SSE’ly brought in a morning’s full of low cloud and rain, the clearance not making an appearance until evening, too late to allow any flying.  The Gallagher family, comprising an uncle, 2 nieces and a nephew, were introduced to their week’s gliding course via lectures and the simulator.

Tuesday 17th.  A moderate W that backed into the WSW as the day progressed saw 17 ATs and 2 winch launches flown, the latter being at the end of the flying day.  Two Trial Lesson pupils, a Mile High aspirant and 3 Falke flights added to the day’s activities with K21 KLW, the DG500 and three of  the club’s single seaters being put to use.  On a day with some soaring potential, most pilots had at least 30 minutes in the air, with late morning/early afternoon proving to be the best time to stay aloft.  Rob Bailey had 2:14 in the Discus, David Campbell 2:02 in Astir KRN and Chris Thirkell 1: 56 in the DG303.  Andy Parish and P Hanneman kept  the 2 seater flag flying with 1:00 in the DG500.

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