Tuesday 14th February
Posted: 14/02/2017 16:54
Tuesday 14th. The prospect of a flying day drew a goodly number of members to Sutton although the portents were not good for those arriving at briefing, as broken low cloud whizzed overhead and the horizontal visibility was very poor. However, with the wind forecast to veer from its morning ESE'ly direction, it was hoped that conditions would improve sufficiently to allow flying to take place. The low cloud gradually disappeared to leave blue skies by early afternoon and flying did then commence, with Paul Whitehead and visitor Bob Simmons taking the Falke up for some circuit and launch failure practice. However, on landing they confirmed the visibility to be too poor for gliding operations, this decision also contributed to by the turbulence and cross wind on both the 06 and 20 runways, with the wind now from the SE.