Flying Report 8/12/15

We had a great day today with almost wall to wall sunshine and a brisk S.S.W. breeze giving us some good but not brilliant launches. It was a difficult day for our winch drivers. The wind on the ground was around 15 – 24 kts but at height it was more like 35 kts.

A little overnight rain and a heavy shower at 6-45am made me think that the field would be wet but I think Stratford missed it as the field was excellent with no standing water and very firm.

We started to fly at about 10-15am and flew until 12-15 when we could see a substantial shower to the S.W. We stopped for an early lunch while the rain did it’s worst. It stopped by 1pm and we re-started flying. A light shower came at 3.15pm, just right for a cup of tea as it was by now getting a bit colder.winter_evening_snitterfield_gliding

We flew right up to sunset and everyone had a great day with no problems. Well worth the effort and probably the best day of the week for us.

Statistics as follows……………………

Total Launches………………..21……… Not bad as we only had 2 x K13’s out.

Longest Flight…………………. 9 min…..Well done to George S.

Total Flight Time………………2 hr. 9 min.

Average Flight Time…………6 min. Would have been more but we had quite a few early releases because of the blustery breeze.

Average Launch Height…….1500′ But a couple a bit higher and several a lot lower.

Steve P.

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