Saturday, 14 April 2018

Instructor training week finally sees the sun

Today there was warm sunshine, blue sky and cumulus - finally the instructor training was to be actual flying in real gliders. The day turned out to be soarable but with fairly poor vis. It was a very busy day for training, and some private owners ventured out to Bicester in the murk.

Ready to go - again
All out

The airfield is drying out quickly but in places is still a quagmire, so occasionally a bit of extra effort was required.

Triple tow

Maddi has been working hard all week on patter and all that, this afternoon she went for a bit of R&R in the Duo, and came back with a pic of the vario showing 6.2kts.

George and Maddi
We packed up a bit early in order to get to the AGM.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Last Thursday - corny gliding photo

For those that didn't fly their own glider on Thursday (ie everyone except me), it was probably better than you thought and anyone more adventurous than me probably would have gone somewhere - but not far.  Blue but soarable.  I feel I let the side down as there are now quite a few flights on the BGA Ladder and we should get a few Booker XC flights loaded. Here is one of those corny "look how good my thermal was" photos, just to prove there really has been nearly 4 knots for 20 seconds on one day this year.



This looks as though somebody is paying attenton:-http://www.generalaviationappg.uk/all-party-parliamentary-group-brands-brize-and-oxford-airspace-proposals-unsafe/

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Aeros in the sun

The sunshine today brought out a fair few members onto the airfield, which was a bit soggy in places but usable. Amongst them was Maddi who did a bit of practice with Graham and then flew a solo sequence for her Standard Aerobatics badge. Well done Maddi!

Filling in the paperwork

The famous Easter Egg Cup aerobatics comp has been postponed from this weekend until better weather is assured. Watch this space.