Thurs 22nd March

The initial bright start soon changed to total cloud cover, with a cold westerly wind. The masses were very keen to fly, so the K21, DG505 and two Juniors were readied, only to find there was a flat main tyre on one of the Juniors and the valve had disappeared.
North Hill airfield with snow still round the edges (Mike Sloggett)

Flying started, whilst a team changed the wheel on the Junior and it also soon appeared at the launchpoint. 
DG505 still with its tips on (Mark Layton)

With good launches to 1600ft, a little bit of wave over Broadhembury and the odd thermal, most flights were extended circuits with 14minutes being the best.
Cleaning gliders and hangar packing (Mark Layton)

The expected rain and low cloud stayed out to the west and we managed to complete the flying list before everyone got too cold. 

Just as we finished flying Ian Mitchell appeared with the Pawnee for a test flight following the Annual, thanks to Ian and the team for working on the Pawnee in the cold hangar. 

It didn't feel much like spring today but at least the snow was showing signs of disappearing. - J&P