Sunday, 16 September 2012

September Soaring, Solo's, Spitfires

The current run of good weather has seen a lot of activity at Booker this week (and it looks likely to continue).

Tuesday's weather provided good streeting conditions with cloud bases in exces of 4,000' and HA, Z3 and AJ did a 200k task at over 100kph out to Chiping Norton, Thame, Chipping Norton and home. The Duo Discus did a Bicester Didcot with Graham Morfey at the helm.

There has been plenty of training going on and Basic course member Daniel Pollard solo'd in CFA.

We were treated to a spectacular flypast of a couple of BBMF spitfires Thursday evening.
video

A grid was set up ready to take advantage of the good soaring conditions on Saturday with a mix of training 2 seaters, private single seaters and a vintage group Wassamer Super Javolet.
Saturday's grid
Simon Vardigan and Chris Arnold converted to the Pegasus and K18 respectively.
Simon and Chirs after their converstion flights
 And lastly not to be outdone and continue the theme of open top flying we have a picture of Graham Saw from his recent trip to Lithuania in a Hol's der Teufel. He claims his '6 second flight (with handicap is about 5 hours in plastic gliders)', with a glide ratio of 13:1 perhaps he is right?

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