Eye in the Sky - May 2017

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Sun 14 May 2017

Report by Steve Whitfield

  

Lovely day at Ringstead. 20mph on TO and 25mph in the air. 2000ft AMSL in ridge lift and orographic to play in. Happy days! Video here https://youtu.be/u3B8Z-_hDhE


Report by Everard Cunion

   
A handful of hang gliders took advantage of classic post-frontal conditions at Ringstead.

Veteran pilot Wayne B set my camera straight, resulting in much better pictures after the struggle from the rigging area to the launch slope knocked it out of whack.

The air was perfectly smooth over the cliffs and sea, but the wind was westerly and strong.

I crossed behind Steve flying a Wills Wing T2, as he threw it around upwind of my track. As we know, an aircraft's wake travels downwards, so I relaxed and enjoyed the show. Whoomph! My wing lurched to one side and dived, then righted itself. Yes, his wake traveled downwards in air that was rising upwards. Duh! Landing in the west wind was the usual roller coaster.

More: https://everardcunion.wordpress.com/hang-gliding-2017/#top
Sat 13 May 2017

Report by Grant Oseland

  

A reasonable day at the coast, if a tad on the windy side. Seb, Nigel and I all making the best of a very windy day and taking in the Jurassic tour, all making out and returns, by hook or by crook. With some fantastic views to boot. Much use of the speed bar was required. So probably not for the faint hearted.

Wed 10 May 2017

Report from Ballard

 

Well as they say, "the beast from the east" usually prohibits aviation.

Anyway managed to get some flying in at Swanage.


Sun 07 May 2017

Photos from Monksdown

 

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