Saturday, 12 February 2011

The sun brought them out

Last week I suggested the season was here and today reinforced that with over 40 launches, several soaring flights and one cross country to Membury (but which did need a slight bit of assistance from an iron thermal on the way back).

The shiny clean bus

The early low cloud base meant things got going slowly to start with but soon the sun started to break through and the cloud base rose fairly quickly. The early flights with the low cloud based limited flights for circuit training but soon the better weather started to bring out the members in droves. The brisk wind had the potential to catch a few people out and some of the circuits were not as well executed as they could and should have been and some words of wisdom were passed on by the CFI to miscreants. If you aren't as current as you would like to be, now is the time to have a check ride or three - there is always something new to learn and skills to polish. Make sure you are fully prepared for the season now and not when it has started in anger.

Some of the streeting evident through the day

The day finished with a couple of aerobatic flights, the last one into the evening gloom but everyone was down safely before sunset (plus 30).

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