Saturday turned in to a good soaring day after a concerted working bee with loads of club activity going on.
Considerable work was completed on the flight office and the clubrooms.
Alan Walls worked on replacing rotten wood and Neil Walker installed straps on the clubrooms while team 2 Mike Marra, Graham Johnson, Derek, Dave Tillman and others worked on the new decking on the Flight office. Kevin mowed around the house and camping site.
Jenny was the instructor for the day and completed 7 instructional flights while Rangi completed 2, including introducing Hugo (the new resident instructor) to our mountains. Thanks to Nigel and Reatha for the fantastic introduction to Canterbury Hugo has received!
Peter Chadwick completed 16 tows for a long day in the cockpit.
There was some great soaring in the mountains with Convergence, ridge, wave and thermals up to 9500ft once established west of Springfield.
Terry(RX), Derek (DK), Mark(UP), Jerry(PY), John (JK), Kevin (CC), Neil (YH) and Graham (CV) flew into the mountains including the Puketerakis, Craigieburns, Torlesse, Benmores and some on to Mt Hutt.
PR was rigged and Edwin did a instructional flight also with a new student on a 6 flight scheme.
Thanks to Matt Parlane for being duty pilot, Jenny for Her long day instructing and to Pete for towing (many long tows to the Benmores or the Torlesse range).
Sunday was a day with windy changeable weather. John flew with Scott Parlane in PR towing into turbulent air, before spending a hour in smooth wave to 9500ft and Dr Dave Palmer took a friend in OR for a flight.
Thanks to Max for his 2 tows in turbulent conditions and to Matt and Scott Parlane for their help.
Rain and strong wind curtailed flying for the rest of the day.
Johns Photos from flying Saturday and two from the wave Sunday
Photos by Neil Walker & Terry Delore
2 – 9th December 2017
Fun & Fast Comp!!
Attention New Zeze pilots and overseas venturers!! Come explore some fresh epic new terrain at the Canterbury Soaring Champs first week of Dec.
3 classes to suit all
one awesome soaring location
Lots of fun and great soaring to be had.
Get amongst it!!
Contact Kev Bethwaite ASAP to score a spot on the grid launch.
Whether you will be there raring to go or interested in the week, get in touch.
Today is to windy to fly, but there has been great progress on re carpeting the lounge and other projects. Dust has been blowing off the new Springfield dam at times.
The new carpet looks great thanks to a massive effort from Jimmy!
AGM TONIGHT Burnside Bowling Club at 7pm s
Nice day today
The day started with a trial flight, was a bit lumpy out of the valley then the wave got better. Terry n DK went to Lake summer, Alan walls took Jen wave flying locally.
And Rob Kerr flew to get current again.
Thanks John Goddard for towing and Connor for awesome job as duty pilot
We’re chuffed for Alex’s day win at the Junior Worlds!