Sat 18th July

Another cloudy start, but the cloudbase slowly rose and broke and the first flight was just before midday. 

James Flory was looking after the two-seater training with Ashley Thomas and Tim Petty booked in. It was Ashley's first training flights since March and after the initial rusty patch he got back in the swing of it. 
50 years since Tim first soloed in power (Jill Harmer)
Tim was after refresher aerotow training and completed successfully followed by a solo aerotow which was 50 years to the day after his first solo flight in a power plane at Thruxton.
Pleasant local soaring conditions at North Hill (Jill Harmer)
The afternoon turned into some pleasant soaring conditions with Stu Procter in LS3-17 having the longest flight of 1hr 45. Andrew Logan in ASW15, Robert Lee and James Smart  in Junior all enjoyed more than 1 hour soaring and Andy Williams and Peter Smith flew the ASW20. Tom Sides and Trevor Russell shared the winching with the small group of members present - 14 winch launches and 3 aerotows in total.- J&P