Flight Logs

Where and when we've been flying

A Grand Day Out

A forecast of light southerly under the edge of a high pressure suggested a trip to the big hills up North on Sunday. Sods law that it was the night the clocks went forward, so an early start was made ruder by the loss of an hour’s sleep due to the clock change.
Fred & Rob were also up for an adventure so the plan was to meet at the Mhor 84 hotel by Balquidder.
By the time that a couple of coffees had been downed, there were about a dozen keen souls milling around.

Better start with the apology first.  I did try and persuade Ged to do this log but he said he is inundated with so much fan mail from his previous logs that he needed time to catch up.  He has promised that he will write to the nice Nigerian gentleman who offered a share in hidden funds and put him in touch with the glamourous Russian lady, who seems to be offering some sort of special glider service, as soon as possible!!

It was a quite a impulsive thing with the winter weather systems of late fronts and troughs moving through with no degree of regularity, AS my grandfather would say DEH worry aboot the weather son it will change in 10 minutes, Well it seams like months with nae change since i was flying.

Chris and Tommy close to the wispy bits

Woke up this morning to minus 8 and blue skys, fantastic. Chris came round to the house for 10 am, and after a chat about sites we decided to go up onto Bodsbeck despite the wind forcast telling us it was going s/w. There is a face that takes this direction but its really best in a N/W and is great in a west too. So we set off.

Sometimes, it is not just about the flying and to prove that point, Tommy, Sean and myself had a glorious day hiking up Bodesbeck.

Sunday morning and there is talk of flying. Cloudbase is low, touching the tops, its about 10.30 am and Fiona announces she is going on a walk up Craighill with the dogs so I grab the glider and start walking. no driving as the hill sits at the back of the house, very handy.

Weather predictions from Auntie Beeb and Windty teased with the possibility of a little late season soaring at Witchie. Fred set his stall out early equipped with thermos and sarnies.

Most arrived around 1:00 to 1:30. Very light conditions ensued.