Hope you are all keeping well.
I saw the Yaks practicing on Weds here in Marnhull but there were only 3 and I don’t think they had sorted the smoke out as it all looked a bit random.
Just like Jorn I saw the 5 Yaks going round and round for about an hour this morning looked like they were doing a circuit Gillingham, Shaftsbury, Sturminster Newton, Marnhull, Stallbridge and maybe out as far as Wincanton they were writing messages all the way round including “VE 75” – “Thank you” – We’ll Meet Again” were the ones I saw, then I watched them go back into Henstridge. I managed to take this Photo
The first of our group flying days was almost thwarted by some forecasts of strong winds but eventually we did fly after a late decision on Thursday.
We eventually managed 16 launches (5 x A/t) with a brisk wind down the strip we were managing about 1500ft launches, mark player got the tug working later in the day so we did some 2000ft tows as well with Steve L driving the tug.
Any thermals were non existent so we had shortish flights but our visitors enjoyed a day in the sunshine and some flying, I think everyone went away having had a good day out, let me know if they didn’t Jan……
These things don’t happen without the help of our members who turned up and made it all work for our visitors, cake was supplied by Polly and a certain Mr Parkes went away with the last slice!
A big big thank you to everyone that came along and helped and make the day a sucess.