30/4/17 – Only one wheel on my wagon.

Only a few turned out today as there was rather a blow on from the east coupled with member’s bank-holiday plans.

CFI Steve had a bit of wheel-related trouble while towing out the launchpoint trailer.


Many thanks to Bingo who gave up his cycling plans for the day and came out especially to weld the wheel spacer back together. We’d have been truly stuck without his help.

In the mean-time, we had one two-seater on rotation with signals on the old-fashioned car-headlights with radio method.

We also explored a new hangar packing method to allow larger two-seaters to be hangared at Snitterfield.

Don’t forget, we’re flying bank-holiday monday at Snitterfield.

Saturday 28th October 2012

Today looked like a mixed bag from the outset with rain forecast for the afternoon.

However, our CFI noted that there was a prediction of wave in the fairly strong Westerly wind so an intrepid bunch of pilots braved the cold to search for it. Always tricky to contact from a winch launch, we searched. Not entirely in vain as a couple of flights encountered reduced or nil sink in smooth air.

We only stopped trying when the rain finally drove us back indoors.

K13 G-DCCT about to launch in search of the elusive wave.