The hangar floor second half will be concreted today Tuesday 27th Nov. Thanks to Mick Longhurst, Alec Thomson and Andrew Simpson for getting there at crack of dawn to get the kit out of the hangar.
See Facebook page for 12th Nov for what happened in phase 1.
I see that Christine Chappell advises that there will be no flying tomorrow on account of the vile weather forecast, but that Mike Jenks will be available for ground schooling for those who wish to take the golden opportunity.
Following on from Saturday’s wash / grey out, an exceptionally grey and dismal Sunday offered little promise at the outset. Being eternal optimists we fielded 2 Puchacz at the far end of a draughty field. Hmm whats the cloudbase? We all settled on around 700ft and we were spot on although this did lift (a bit).
All in all a very practical short flying day with more practice launch failures than full circuits! 14 winch launches with a total flying time of 40 minutes and maximum height achieved of 1280ft AGL.
Meanwhile in the clubhouse those who sensibly decided to keep warm attended the first winter series lecture on the subject of cloud flying. The workshop meanwhile continued with vitally important and relentless maintenance tasks on club and private aircraft alike!
No flying today, but the second half of the hangar is nearly ready for concreting, which should take place next week when hopefully the weather has warmed up enough to allow it to set.
A cold and clear Saturday day after early fog saw lots of people making up for the past couple of wet weekends.
Our three Puchacz were safely tucked up in the hangar on the new floor after flying . They didn’t sink. It didn’t crack. They went in under fingertip control with minimal pushing. There was just a bit of shouting as usual!
The committee met afterwards and approved the purchase of a 230V off grid solar power scheme for the building. Big decisions!
Look at that shiny floor. What else could we use it for?
A lovely sunny day with the wind down the strip giving launches to nearly 2000 feet.
Although we did nearly 30 launches, Sunday was quieter than Saturday, so if you need more launches try Sunday flying.
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