Eye in the Sky - August 2018

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Fri 31 Aug 2018

Report from Whitehorse

  

Just a sneaking suspicion it might be thermic at Whitehorse despite the SE reading at Portland.

On launch it was SSE, probably due to the consistent thermals coming through. In the air definitely the drift was SE. Bit gusty at times but upwards I went over 400mts ATO, joined by Martin and as I left Paul & Jason arrived.


Sat 25 Aug 2018

Report from Bell Hill

  

A Thermic day allowing good height and some bold XCs. Marred only by the arrival of Air Ambulance keeping us grounded for over 2 hours. Still flyable after 1800hrs


Mon 20 Aug 2018

Report from Ringstead

   
Orographic all over to begin the day. A short break allowing limited aviation. Then cleared from the ridge and was lifty on the cliffs above and beyond the orographic allowing 1000'amsl.


Fri 17 Aug 2018

Report from Ringstead

   
Robin W first XC from Ringstead over the back


Report from Portland-West

  

An early start 0800 and 2 already in the air, all the way from Austria.

So up for 45mins then landed as wind dropped, so T.O. on Spur when the wind decided to play ball again.

Some more aviation followed by coffee and cake at the Heights then onto Ringstead for some fun.


Thu 16 Aug 2018

Report from Ringstead

  

Looked too overdeveloped for Bell, so off to the Coast, which proved thermic on the ridge and the cliffs. At one point 4 enjoying the sea views and the Sigma 10s finding 800' ATO.


Thu 09 Aug 2018

Report from Bell Hill

 

Bell very lifty everywhere today and for quite a period of time. Sean XC again and Robin determined to go over the back. A mixture of students , red ribbons sky gods and others.

It did become "Booming" looked like a CuNim forming in the distance behind. Moving away in front it was not difficult to go up or stay up. I and several others decided best to get on the ground, Grant landed 10k in front.


Tue 07 Aug 2018

Report from Whitesheet

 

The ever hopefuls testing the air at Whitesheet aka Brownsheet.

Thermals taking us up to 2500' amsl and beyond ( for some).

It was not to be an XC day as the clouds behind and beyond did not look too friendly.


Mon 06 Aug 2018

Report from Ringstead

  

Lively thermals on the ridge allowing height gain for the cliffs, several phases during the day with it eventually easing.

Visitors from Germany, Hereford and elsewhere.

I finally found the spin point on my Sigma10 in a very tight fiesta thermal, I pulled it round too hard and luckily came out safely.


Sat 04 Aug 2018

Report from Monksdown

  

Monks to Coast lovely flight, watching James S gaining height and playing under the clouds on way to Weymouth.



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