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Soaring !!!

15/11/2009

Permalink 17:01:36, by admin Email , 152 words   English (ZA)
Categories: solo, thermaling & soaring, ASW 20

Rockland's road to the Lady SlipperToday the second batch of competition winners were taken for their flights and again, fortunately, the gliding weather was half decent and improving as the day progressed. By the time I launched in the 20, at about 2pm, the sky was about 6/8th overcast with low cloud.

Much to my surprise, and joy, the sky was working and I spent just over an hour having the most fun that I have had in a glider so far this year. Cloud-base was a low 2500ft AGL, but once you were there you could hug the clouds for just enough lift to keep you there. Twice I managed to get about 1/2 to the Slipper, but chickened out when the glide home became marginal.

Soaring at cloudbaseI landed late that day with a big smile on my face and with a great sense of achievement.

At last a half decent soaring day and no ridge riding or circuits.