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.