Early spread out around Booker prevented a few from starting but the more intrepid set off to better looking clouds on track. There were soon a few calls coming in from landouts, most pilots opting for the easier option of airfields with the chance of an aerotow retrieve (although not all the airfields were receptive to the idea of letting aircraft take off again!).
Honours for the day go to Bob Smith (the only finisher) with a creditable speed of 52.2kph, 2nd place to Nils Wedi (136km) and 3rd place to JimWhite/Jeremy Gilby (96km). Sunday's forecast isn't looking to good but the forecast for Monday is looking good again so there should be some good flying.
|Jim and Jeremy at Chalgrove trying to agree who was|
in charge when the land out became an option
|MM at Thame on one of its 2 aerotow retrieves|
|Nils at Thame just before his aerotow retrieve (it has just rained which caused his downfall)|