The day started with a 10kt south westerly with 2/8 octas at 11.00. It steadily improved and by 13.00 we had 4/8, 3000ft and 3kts – superb. The middle of the afternoon saw the wind freshen just enough to make it interesting – 15 gusting 20 straight down the run, a bit bumpy but not rough. The airfield which was a little damp dried out but we still took care not to spin the gliders on the spot when ground handling so as not to dig holes.
The flying diary was fairly busy and it was fortunate Glen Alison was on hand to ably assist with the instructing. With the unsettled weather we’ve had since the start of November several pilots were suffering severe withdrawal symptoms. John Turner and Richard Harris flew 314, Richard Clark was in DJK, Richard Martin KCZ, Gary Sparks, Steve Lawther and John McCollough were abintio training, Simon Phelps instructor training and Eric McLeod and Graham Morfey had check flights. An excellent November soaring day was had by all.