After resolving the confusion of which side to set up the wince/launch point combo, we went with ENE which was what the Met Office was predicting. However the wind remained ESE all day.
With frost on the leading edges and canopies; cold enough to freeze the cleaning spray, Czech David and Lecturer Mike, were first up. They were followed by Reuben. Reuben’s first cable break gave me an opportunity to order my lunch and his second cable break allowed me to pick it up.
Peter S sent Mike H solo in the K21 who then filled his boots whilst Peter made a fuel stop at the Northhill Cafe.
Cabinet Maker David continued making good progress. Karen K completed a perfect hanger landing that rallied Roly to commend the act.
Martin W continued to put James F through his paces in preparation for his upcoming AssCat course.
Stuart trundled the tug up only to trundle it home again. This was due to the persistent low cloud base and poor visibility. He later enjoyed putting Peter S through some blue card checks.
Roly White Gloves flew a ‘friends & family’. He followed this by flying Sandy who was welcomed back after a long absence. She then flew with Peter S.
The Junior was given an airing by Cashier William, Balloon Tim and finally Roly for a hanger landing.
Our Chair-woman and CFI took their customary flight together in the DG, whilst Roly’s attention was captured by the beautifully arranged tires in the launch point trailer.
A rewarding, hassle free day was enjoyed by all, albeit a chilly one.