Flight Logs

Where and when we've been flying

OK, so we've been good so far and followed Covid restrictions and not been flying since 1 Jan, however Scottish restrictions allow exercise and travel up to 5 miles over the regional border provided you start and finish in the same place.  15 March brings high pressure and consistent NW winds and the Moorfoots parking is about 100m over the Borders border so, without any plans to meet others, it's time to see how rusty I am and if a winter wing service makes any difference.

Arrived at Bridend around 11am . Bit of a breeze on the loch and its NE.  Its Sunny and feels pleasant.  So I set off on my own.

Covid Tier 2 restrictions mean no travelling to higher tiers and stay as local as possible for outdoor activities. Also, I understand the exercise should be longer than the travel time!!!  Being in the Borders has many advantages, one is the remoteness of the flying sites and low population density with no urban conurbations to negotiate. 

The forecast wind was towards the weak end of the range but right on the nose of the hill. Predicted to be moving more to the North as the afternoon progressed. It was VERY flat as we made our way on the road from Selkirk to St Mary's Loch.

WINGBEAT April 2020 LOCK UP OR LOCKDOWN 

Not your normal para video, In my view on lock down this film has everything that could kill you, But what a way to go with nothing but adventure,    Give it a bit time worth a watch think this is what true paragliders strive to feel    

For those that endure will not be overcome April 2020 

                                                                              Jed Gerald

 

https://youtu.be/MNjoXlVocGg

It's been a while but at last a chance to fly. Turned up at 11am to find Gerald making a fire. Looked a bit suspicious too me , what's he burning , but I realized it was for making a brew later on. I think he knew it was going to be a long day.