Saturday, 14 February 2009

Saturday 14th February

Whilst others were thinking of St. Valentines Day....restaurants to book, flowers to buy, cards to write, the stalwart glider pilots of Booker went along instead to Jim White's presentation on Cross-Country Met. Here we learnt about jetstreams, coriolis effect, weather systems, the Rossby Wave and what it all means in terms of predicting soaring conditions. A fascinating insight into a topic that the more you learn about, the more you realize just how little you know about the subject.

Meanwhile Gerry Leach decided to adopt the ostrich approach to flying but couldn't find any sand to stick his head in so used the Pawnee instead under the expert guidance of Jon Gatfield who looks like he was timing how long Gerry could maintain this position.

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