17 January 2017

Holly's heat on 13th Sept

Lodged deep in the depths of winter, the media is happy to inform us that we've just passed the most depressing day of the year. Exactly how and why this date bears such an unfortunate mantle is anyone's guess. Some would say that any day when it's not flyable would rate as the most depressing day of the year. Others claim a glider guider's misery is at its highest when the conditions are fabulous and one has to work. At the back end of the summer there was one such occasion when most of the country was locked into wage slave tedium, and a handful of lucky souls managed to slink away to enjoy the wonders of Holly's curves.....

Alan's kind enough to volunteer to be the day's transmitter support

Holly can be a cruel mistress

we managed one photograph of an airborne model!

did I mention she can be a cruel mistress?

maybe not quite as cruel as the audience though

The Bixler in the background looks rather attractive with its lumpy bit sliced off.
Can anyone out there i.d. the glider in the foreground?.....

curious minds need to know.....

16 January 2017

one small steppe

Checking out a post-industrial slope somewhere in the county.

full report and video to follow when conditions allow....

09 January 2017

mizzle misery

With current weather conditions preventing any decent flying, it's time to blow away the cobwebs with a stroll along the monochrome winter coast.

Amongst the flotsam there are some interesting aeronautical relics to be discovered...

no longer airworthy WW2 aluminium

full details of what this was once connected to when tide and time allow.....

03 January 2017

audience distribution

Looking at the recent audience distribution stats for the blog, it would
appear that much of the former Soviet Union is still eagerly
awaiting a date for Charlie's Christmas combat bash!