Friday, 21 June 2019

Klippeneck 2019 - Day 13

So we come to the final day (summer solstice)  for the Klippeneck 2019 expedition.  We have flown every single day we have been here and amassed a lot of airborne hours and kilometres flown.

The forecast was similar to yesterday but with a little less chance of the very heavy storms early in the day. The Duo Discus, K21, 944, NVM and HA all flew before the forecast rain and good flights were had by all.

315 needed a bit of TLC before it could fly due to a punctured tail wheel but this was soon fixed and took to the skies.

The usual ratio of watchers to workers for Booker

Iain on aerotow in 316

Ashley landing in time to derig before the rain

Everyone planned to land in sufficient time to derig before the rain and with the exception of 316 this was achieved.
The rush to derig

As seems to be tradition, a final meal was had at the "halfway house" and the concensus of all concerned was that it has been a another great success.
Happy aviators enjoying a great sunset

Thanks must go to Richard for organising the expedition and making it such fun and to the members of Klippeneck gliding clubs who have hosted us and made the flying possible. It wouldn't happen without their support. Bring on the 2020 summer expedition.

Kit all packed ready for the journey home

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