Turnout for a good weather Saturday was disappointing, especially given the poor forecast anticipated for Sunday. I can only assume that people were out Christmas shopping or canvassing for an election 🙁
There were only two booked pupils; the Uni students had cancelled their block booking recently ( no idea why, maybe as above, or even studying?), so Mark just had one morning and one afternoon booking.
I was standing in for Mike J. as the ad hoc instructor but there were no names on the 2-seat list, although it was a good training day with the wind only a little south of the strip with the potential for more – possible ridge or even wave. There were a good few on the Astir list.
We were pleased to see both Joy and Ron on the field and Ron’s expertise got him the highest launch of the day – 1850′ – though Julian wasn’t far behind with 1750′. The wind didn’t back as expected; only Julian managed any time on the ridge, on the last flight. We packed up mid afternoon because too much cloud moved in, below the achievable launch heights.
Thanks to all for helping to run a safe day smoothly and to Julie for sustaining us with bacon butties, leaving John somewhere up a ladder – or was he secretly shopping, canvassing etc? 🙂