The forecast for today wasn’t as optimistic as yesterday’s weather, and with the overnight rain fewer members arrived this morning. Duty instructor, Mike Sloggett, along with James Flory arranged the unpacking of the hangar. The airfield was still pretty wet from the rain and with so few members the decision was made to aerotow only, which made the duty tug pilot Mark Courtney happy.
A K21 and the DG505 were towed across to the north side. Stuart Thomson took the first flight with Mike, Paul Summers and Dave Perriam shared the next two taking in turns being P1. Peter Warren, Rob Hender, Graham Hawker and myself all got a turn behind the Fox. James Flory and Mark Courtney sharing the tug duties.
By 2pm everyone who wanted to fly, had flown and the decision was made to stop for a late lunch. However as we headed back to the clubhouse the weather was beginning to break a little, so the plan changed and everything was packed away. A useful days flying with a compact and bijou team! The carrot and coriander soup provided by Julie was thoroughly enjoyed, warming us up after a chilly days flying! Thanks to everyone for a lovely day. - Sally Hender