At last a decent flying day on the final day of the flying week. 43 flights, several club gliders flying for over 2 hours and up to nearly 5000 above site.
Several good XCs flown, the most heroic undoubtedly being Steve Lambourne’s 8 hour 500k attempt which ended with a turbo return after 460k flown. Alastair and Mark P flew 300k. Bill Prince and I took a coaching Puchacz XC to have a look at the Glastonbury festival site, then turning Trowbridge in a 2.5 hour flight. Greg CW got away at a third attempt to fly for nearly 2 hours in a Puch and to earn a bronze leg, on his first solo flight of more than 10 minutes, just missing a silver height. Sam flew his silver height qualifying flight after a motor glider expedition to Aston Down. Big smiles all round.
A busy day for Andy Huggins who did most of the winch launching. Thanks Andy.
Toys away about 6.30.