We had a useful day with a small but willing team on the ground, ably managed by LPC Nick M. Initially, we had a light northerly across the strip. As always it was tricky to decide which end but I tossed the coin, expecting it to go slightly more easterly and we set the caravan up at the west end, winch with the shortest distance to go, in the northeast corner. Field condition was quite good and with strict adherence to the winter rules, we were able to limit damage. Of course, the wind didn’t follow the forecasts as I’d interpreted them – it didn’t veer at all but did strengthen slightly as expected. From the start there was some patchy low cloud, so 1200′ winch launches took us above cloudbase but we could stay clear. It eventually became more intrusive and canopy misting became a threat, so we packed up a little earlier than hoped, with a very light drizzle also starting. We were fully booked, including Uni students in the afternoon, so were grateful that three Puchacz were still available; John and I had Julian’s help to fly them.