Friday 10th February 2023
Posted: 11/02/2023 19:59
Friday 10th. A moderate WSW'ly soon veered into the west and strengthened slightly, so it was again a winching day with members continuing to familiarise themselves with the new winching operation. The day's 13 launches off runway 24 yielded 2 flights of 30 minutes and a further 4 between 22 and 28 minutes. These flights mainly soared the main bowl, but Dave McKinney/Martin Joyce took K21 JVZ to the northern end of the main W'ly ridge while maintaining 850-1,000' QFE, an operating height typical of the day, before landing after 30 minutes. John Tayler/Fred Brown in the DG500 for their 30 minute flight, climbed to 2,000' QFE over Gormire in weak wave, the best height of the day, while Bruce Grain/Conrad Thwaites in JVZ on the final flight of the day had 28 minutes soaring the main and adjacent bowl at 6-900' QFE.