Flight Logs

Where and when we've been flying

At last a decent day, and blue sky and sunglasses, could it possibly be flyable as well....The night before spawned a little chat with claims from Jamie that it would be flyable, it just had to be.......

   We met up, or rather folk just started turning up on the top of Witchyknowe. A nice breeze from the S/W meant it was slightly of the face just in front of the cars but it was possible to fly downwind to the face that works well in this direction.

After much debate the decision was made to go to the dunes on the east coast just north of Dunbar.  The forecast was for 8-10mph NE winds so it should have been smack on the dunes.  I have visited this place many times but had not flown it as the conditions were not right. 

Stuff to do in the morning and a forecast for a strong enough breeze (NE)  meant I wasn't to sure if I would head anywhere. The breeze remained light in Lockerbie all morning so when I spoke to Stephen we though we would take a look at Shield Hill near Lochmaben. 

I had always kind of wanted to soar the cliffs above Loch Skene, and have on a couple of occasions been nearly within spitting distance of them thermalling back from Bridgend, but never quite made it.

Saturday I arrived in Menstrie at around 10am under a totally overcast sky, not what I was expecting to find.  Gerald had already arrived and was  getting the low down   from Tommy Mooney.  Followed quickly by the arrival of Derek and Sean.  Pierre, Jan,  Robin and Roy from the Ochils club  soon arrived and with a few others we started getting packed into Roys  4x4 and made our way up to the deer fence on the side of Myreton.  From there it is a short but relatively steep walk up to Myreton takeoff.