Thermal streets to over 3000ft in a strong, cold westerly. Gets the heart fluttering, as well as the new S80 varios.
Despite the tug going U/S with an ignition fault, winch launches were very adequate to the task. There were several prolonged flights, one of an hour before a chosen return to the field. Two Puchs and an Astir were fully utilised until about 16.00 when the promised rain showers threatened and then arrived.
Character building stuff but it gives hope for what’s soon to come.