It is very windy today (19th September) with more wind forecast for the next few days. I’ve just been around all our trailers, EJE and FJX and made sure they’re all tied down properly. Many strops were untied or loose.
Anne and Mark took the Sport Vega to the Long Mynd (The Midland Gliding Club) in Shropshire last week. Would you choose to land in this field? The site is on top of The Long Mynd ridge and is covered […]
John Wright managed 2 hours in the Twin Grob and near the end of our flight saw John Adams in 831 who also achieved a decent soaring flight.
Yesterday (Monday 10th September) I trimmed back the brambles and other vegetation that was growing around the trailer, I also checked the toolbox lock combination which is the same as on battery cupboard. Last Friday I checked the lights and […]
I’ve put some wing tape over this area to help prevent moisture ingress until the scrapes are permanently repaired.
I took a photo of FJX belly post u/c collapse. A patch of gel coat about 15mm wide has come off along with some scratches. Richard in the workshop has inspected it and cleared it but I might look at […]
I managed 100km on day 7 of Vintage Task Week. Strong westerlies made upwind progress very slow but apparently everyone found it difficult so I took 2nd place in Tier 2 (handicaps below 76) and a bottle of wine. It […]
Post summer heat wave 831 got an outing for some local soaring by John Adams, myself and Trevor.
Tony mentioned that the wing covers are getting damaged as people pull them over the wing tips (typically by getting snagged on the wingtip skids) and suggested that the winglets are removed and replaced by the normal tips which we […]
The end of last week saw some great soaring conditions with Lasham members achieving some very long distances on Thursday in particular. The Crown Services gliders saw plenty of action with FJX being in the air for 13 hours over […]