25 April 2017

bracing stuff!


Mark busy experiencing all four seasons in the space of an afternoon.
Full report to follow at some point....


21 April 2017

weather not looking too clever....


We'll try again next weekend for the belated Easter combat bash!

Fingers crossed, I've bought a model especially!



31 March 2017

a year ago!

One year ago this happened.....


A jolly day out on Chester's Hill




Spring has sprung!




This looks suspiciously like Thurnham...
and this looks suspiciously like our national launch guru!






He strikes again!




The mighty Fox




down safely




and going home safely



launch maestro no. 2




boooootiful!







a good day all round!

25 March 2017

top tosser


This month's RCME-

Mark demonstrates the highest calibre of launch technique to the nation!






22 March 2017

+1


We've made it past the equinox, so before too long there'll be balmy evenings
with lush grass and a smooth breeze. Something like this.....



Eric and his Storm enjoying the longest day +1 last year




These are the evenings that dreams are made of.










a superb selection of low passes from Eric......




...expertly undertaken despite the distraction of our
resident septuagenarian slopeside philosopher!


20 March 2017

the breast clouds ever!


Mammatus clouds forming over Thurnham a couple of weeks ago
(please excuse the gratuitous use of brightness/contrast settings)







Rather more impressive is Mark's capture from
last July- a wider formation bubbling out from beneath
a thundercloud just to the east of Thurnham.




17 March 2017

last of the high


Thursday evening sees the last of the high pressure and its
associated glorious weather drifting away from the South East of England.

Nipping up the hill for a pre-sundown quickie and what's this we find?
An early spring wild camper trying to get erect? 




No!.... in fact it's the rare sight of a hang glider up on the hallowed turf!



And this evening's quiz.... guess the subsequent chain of events. 

Did the pilot-

a)   rig his machine, assess the conditions for an hour or so and then pack up?
b)   rig his machine, consider flying for an hour or so and then pack up?

or

c)   rig his machine, do a pre-flight check for an hour or so and then pack up?

First correct answer to arrive via postcard at the Goodwind hangar
will receive a slightly swollen 3s lipo pack.