Thursday, 27 September 2012

September continues to be good and 'odd' weather

September has continued to be an exceptional month weather wise and its great to see so many members enjoying the continued good weather. Whilst there haven't been any blog posts for a couple of weeks there have been plenty of good soaring days and many good achievements.

Last week (Wednesday 19th) saw many flying Glyn's task of Lynham, Lasham and Didcot (315, A2 & 325) plus a lot of other single seaters merely enjoying the excellent soaring. John Hubberstey finished his Silver C with a quick 50k to Enstone - he was a little too enthusiastic with his first pull off at 700' (worried about the 1% rule) and landed back but was not deterred and launched again and got to Enstone in about 2 hours. Saturday was again busy with lots of you out enjoying the light winds and reasonable thermals.

This week has produced a strange mix of weather with a funnel cloud appearing to the west of the airfield and this evening a strange and eerie low level mist drifting in across the airfield.

Funnel cloud to west of Booker
Eerie mist

Andy Tobias after his 1st solo
We also saw another first solo by way of Andy Tobias (our local friendly AME) in CFA. He has been flying with us in between giving CAA and most recently EASA medicals on the airfield. Congratulations to him and anyone else who has achieved anything special recently.

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