Eye in the Sky - April 2019

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Mon 29 Apr 2019

Report from Southbourne

   
As Gordy said, Southbourne should work! And it did! Several Pilots hungry for airtime were on launch or in the sky. It was working very well with some East, and some popping their Sandbanks Cherry. Sean making the run three times but no GPS so can't enter them in the League.

Seriously though, a pleasant day at Dorsets Premier Beachfront.


Sun 28 Apr 2019

Report from Portland West

   
Will it calm down? Is it worth going to look? Joined Steve S and headed to Fraggle Rock, it was maxing 19.7mph so a short jaunt to show Steve the delightful T.O. on the East side.

Returned to the West and it was 3-5mph? Oh Dear! Then it was 5-7mph, pulled the wing up and down she came.

Stepped out to talk to some visitors from Sputh Africa, then it became flyable.

The air did feel odd at first and then 500'ATO and some ignoramus had a drone flying around me in very close proximity, Just a tad annoying. Then Steve managed to T.O. and again the pesky drone. There were some lenticular about and I think I was experiencing a bit of up and down.After an hour it was time to land and pack.


Mon 08 Apr 2019

Report from WhiteHorse

 

Well, which forecast to believe? I opted for a walk to the Horse to test the air and was suitably rewarded.

It was lonesome for a while and then James B turned up and "popped" his thermalling cherry. Great flying James.

Later. Dale P arrived and proved his worth by scratching back up from halfway down and gently soaring till the wind dropped off and top landing well done Dale, Ollie S practising his Alpine launches preparing for Montegrappa.

Cloudbase was 600' ATO , although the thermals were drifting in from S.E. it was really a very pleasant afternoon at Whitehorse.


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