Saturday, 26 January 2013

Finally a sight of the sun

Plenty of members turned out today to take advantage of the sunshine and a flyable field. The new hard runway provided by The Management proved to be like a skating rink, so we flew off the unmarked snow.
Inspecting the field

Climb out past the new 'runway'

The views over a snow covered landscape were excellent.

Towards the ridge
Hambleden valley
 The launchpoint was kept busy, even when the sun had gone....

Wrapped up warm
 ...and we flew until sunset.

Lighting up time
Meanwhile, back in the clubhouse it was wall to wall meetings. First up was Jim White and his cross country group, closely followed by the Bronze briefing on Navigation delivered by Steve Williams, standing room only. A break for lunch and then a session on Goal Setting led by Denis Campbell and Tim Scott, covering not only how to improve and progress in flying but also what we want to achieve as a club. Finally there was a briefing for those going on the summer expedition to Le Blanc.

Next Saturday 2 Feb we have Sally Longstaff's Bronze briefing on Radio, and the Aerobatics course run as always by Graham Saw and Alun Jenkins. And of course as much flying as we can cram into the day.

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