Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Finally with decorations stowed away, our feet left the ground on the 2nd of January after a very average December (2 days flying in 8). Note – these figures are pretty much the annual trend as corroborated by Alastair’s records.
We achieved a respectable 34 flights today with 30 winch launches and 4 motor glider flights. With 2 Puchacz, the K6 and an Astir at our disposal it was certainly a great opportunity to give some of the fleet an airing. Thanks to Sue and Lesley for log keeping in bitter conditions.
Notably we were delighted to see Mark Hawkins back on the controls after his enforced absence and Damien Murray solo’d – Was this the first solo of 2019? We’re claiming it!
We had great opportunity to practise the new CBSIFTBEC + DBL pre launch checks. This is not significantly different to our usual process but formalises the hooking on procedure.
Meanwhile our fairies have been busy altering radio frequencies in advance of the imminent change and the workshop are fully occupied with annuals and maintenance tasks.
It never ceases to amaze me how much the infrastructure changes at the club with each visit. Please take the opportunity to have a look around at what has been achieved and is being achieved on a daily basis!

It really looks like 2019 is shaping up to be a great year.

Safe Flying everyone!