Flying report 16/2/16

We were very lucky again today with the weather and the state of the field. We had sunshine for most of the day with a fresh Southerly wind blowing up to 25 mph. Because the field had dried so well over the last few days we were able to operate from right outside the clubhouse without any problems. We were even able to bring the cable straight back to the launch-point later in the day instead of the convoluted dog-leg we did in the morning.

We did have a delay of half an hour in the morning when a helicopter was hovering over the south side of the field moving slowly from east to west and then back again. It turned out to be inspecting the power lines but we did lose 3 or 4 launches.

In the fresh breeze it was very cold which only got worse when the cloud obscured the sun later in the afternoon but we did have a really good day and everyone flew. The new launch point trailer was very popular, maybe it was the “Greenhouse Effect”?

Many thanks to Tony P. whose help was invaluable in getting so many launches done and to everyone who helped to get the day off to an early start.

Great day, great weather (for Feb) but please roll on some WARM sunny days.

Flight Statistics:

  • Total Launches……………..28
  • Total Flight Time……………3 hrs 39mins.
  • Longest Flight………………20min. Well done to Phil P. in the T21!!!!!!!!!!
  • Second Longest……………11min. Well done to Andy S. and Tony P.
  • Third Longest……………….10min. Well done to John H.
  • Everyone else………………Single figures, must do better !

Steve P.

Photos by Peter C.

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