The windy wet weekends have not been so useful as of late, making flying short and desperate at times, but no day is a wasted day when you’re plodding around the gliding club. It’s a big place, you’re bound to trip over a side quest or two in your travels.
Sep Fri 22nd – Mike Marra and his 2 helpers organized the club’s trusty LS4 (CC) supplemental check. It was a mutual agreement, the rain stayed outside and we stayed inside. The onboard FLARM got updated, and the airframe got more slippery with some touch-up paint repairs and waxing. Helping with annual checks when they come due is one of the best excuses to familiarise yourself with specific gliders more in-depth.
Now what do we do? Rolling out and pinning down weed matting in preparation for next week’s planting of the drain bunding of course. Obviously!
Even with the task being canceled Saturday morning due to the uncertainty of the weather and brisk winds, it didn’t stop people from turning up and getting a cracking head start on the 2-day mission. Sunday saw many more helping hands making quick work of the task, (even Terry with his post-surgery wrist on a shovel) getting much more done than expected but it sure looks good. Thank you for your efforts and perserverance to all who made this happen. You made it that much more enjoyable.
Southern Snap of snow
Can’t be a gliding report without some actual gliding. See if you can spot the Gopher
Planting out the drain bunding
Terry pulling his toys apart