Sunday, 3 October 2010

Aboyne week 1 - day 1

Booker Gliding Club's annual visit to Deeside Gliding Club, based at Aboyne airfield in Aberdeenshire, is now underway.

The team has assembled, and all the kit has got here in one piece, through rain and flood and rainbows. The sight of notes on the club noticeboard with suggestions for rainy day entertainiment was not encouraging, but we have got off to a flying start.

Meanwhile Glyn's model racing car was buzzing noisily up and down the runway and over the grass. Flying was abruptly curtailed when Bob's aerobatic plane 'unaccountably hit heavy sink on finals', as they say, and broke in two.

We then rigged ECZ and 318, and Capt Byass test flew 318 with its shiny refinished wings, which was an interesting spectator sport.

Time for dinner.

Food report: Clearfield contingent had some tasty grilled salmon last night and the rest had chips in the clubhouse. And we can report that the cafe in Ballater next to the outdoor shop does excellent pea and mint soup. The scones looked good - next time.

1 comment:

jimboffin said...

Tephi looks great for today and tomorrow. Good luck. Jim