Saturday, 5 May 2012

Soaring again after 10 days of drought!

Clearly we have been having the wrong sort of rain for the official drought to be called off. After an immense amount of rain over the last 10 days that have stopped all flying at Booker we were delighted to have a dry day with good soaring conditions giving 4/6kt climbs to 3,500 feet.

The airfield has survived the soaking remarkably well (although at the rains peak there was a lot of surface water) and a canoe would have been more use. On a positive note though, the airfield management have used the opportunity of the softer surface to get the roller out and start to flatten out some of the unacceptable bumps that have been growing over the last few years. This should be part of an ongoing improvement program for us.
The 35 Runway marker in its own large lagoon

Also during the day we saw evidence of the increased military presence in readiness for the Olympics with multiple passes of RAF Typhoon's just south of the airfield and a visit from a RAF Griffin Helicopter as part of Exercise Taurus Mountain.

No comments: