Tue 15th May - Course Week

Day two of the course promised to be similar weather to Monday, but with experience of the thermals on Monday, we hoped again for some good soaring flights.  Our valuable helpers Richard and Hans were joined by Jonathan Erskine and had everything lined up early ready to go.
Ready to go (Mike Sloggett)
A review of  NOTAMS injected a curved ball to our game, a temporary Class D airspace was in place for a Devon Royal visit.  We discussed our plan and decided to have two breaks for the inbound/outbound control periods. 
Waiting for the all clear (Mike Sloggett)
The morning one was used for briefing and safety reviews and the afternoon for relaxing in the sun, taking around 2 to 3 hrs out of our flying day.
Relaxing in the sun  waiting patiently (Mike Sloggett)
Around these we managed 22 flights, Mark, Nick and Michael continued their training while Dave and Andy took turns flying the Junior and Rob flew the K21 solo followed by a flight in the Junior.
Andy achieved his two hour soaring flight towards cross-country endorsement and climbed to over 3700ft, while Rob took advantage of the post-lunch briefing to steal the K21 for a 33 minute 3500ft flight.
Andy chilling after his 2 hour flight (Mike Sloggett)
We finished up a little late in the day to make up for our Royal interruption.  
End of another good day (Mike Sloggett)
 Thanks to Pete and Mike for continuing their excellent instruction throughout the day. - Rob Rand