Thursday 13th July

It was always going to be a busy day with the Perkoz demonstrator available for members to try, and the distraction was obvious as it took a long while to get going. 
Perkoz demonstrator (Mike Sloggett)

There was some low cloud (below launch height) to the north west which seemed to stay there most of the day, but over the airfield it was fine and the first trial lesson Mile high was easily achieved. There were a few ragged thermal around but patches of strong sink so the day could hardly be called soarable, - maybe broken wave interference in the south westerly. 

Despite a long two-seater list there were only 2 trainees, with most requiring card checks.  
Andy Williams solo on aerotow (Mike Sloggett)

Congratulations to Andy Williams who resolod on aerotow after 'xx' years. James Smart added to his Junior total with a couple more circuits and congratulations also to John Borland for achieving his 50th solo. 
John Borland -50 solos (Rob Rand)
Perkoz launching (Rob Rand)
The Perkoz was well liked by all who flew it, and some enjoyed the aerobatic elements supplied by Michal Ombach of inverted flight. - J&P