Having cancelled flying due to foul weather last Sunday, I was able to fill in as today’s instructor and enjoy a useful day’s flying. Puchacz launches were good, around 16-1700′, in the chilly 10-15kt wind, which started more or less down the strip but backed a little later on.
I had candidates for annual checks, daily checks and pre-solo instruction. We also had a visitor from The Long Mynd, who wanted spins and Stuart took care of him. There were occasional patches of cloud but aerotow heights were not limited as they cleared through. Solo and mutual pilots took advantage of the fine weather slot to maintain their currency, so important in these winter days, when we are sometimes limited by low cloud and rain.
Thanks to the whole team who shared the workload, without providing any extra work for the maintenance boys 🙂