Saturday, 13 February 2010

Chilly Saturday

Whilst the thermometer showed -2C the windchill effect was pronounced on the airfield because of the brisk Northerly wind. Nonetheless a few diehards towed a K-21 and K-13 to the launchpoint in anticipation of improving conditions.

The conditions soon improved when solace was sought in the warm clubhouse where William Parker was hosting a session on "How To Get The Most Out Of The Day". Covering a range of topics including when and how to prepare for a cross-country flight, clues to what makes a 'good' flying day, field landings, task planning and the intricacies of badge claim (including some of the subtle points that result in a claim being rejected). Hopefully something for everybody.

Suitably mentally nourished and inspired from William's presentation and physically pepped up with the hot coffee, several members ventured out to the launch point for some flying. This included tug pilot training/conversion, general training and an aerobatic sortie by Jane Moore who demonstrated some very tidily flown manoeuvres.

The day was brought to a close by a speedy derig of K-21 KCZ, in preparation for it's annual check, and a return to the warmth of the Clubhouse for further gliding banter.

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