Flight Logs

Where and when we've been flying

The day started with a debate on where to go,will it be West or North west ...so we decide on Mountbenger. Arrived at the bottom around  midday and we could see various crows and buzzards playing about so a quick nip up to the top to find a nice breeze with definite cycles.

Stupid cheap weather. Stupid cheap winter. Looked like a window of opportunity to fly at bridgend. South westish in the morning going to east North east by 3pm. Expectation was set quite low but seemed like a nice day for a walk anyway.

Around a week ago DaveH had decided he still had 3 days leave to take therefore it would be flyable this week!!  Tuesday night saw the usual round of group emails determining where would be best to fly, Fred decided on Balquhidder braes and Dave decided the Borders would make for easier logistics.  I'd decided it was going to be too light but Wednesday saw a quick call to Tommy who suggested Jubilee Cairn. (note to self - must have more will power)

It's always a good idea to repack your reserve parachute(s) once a year. Some manufacturers recommend even a 6 month repack but not sure how often that happens! As it's rarely flyable at the start of February we got the Walkerburn village hall booked and started to put some plans in place for a wingbeat repack.

After an early warning from Dudley, Fred put an email on the group saying that Bishops looked possible on Saturday. Unfortunately my daughter was in the lego robot heats, so I could not make it. Only kidding. I made it clear to the buggers that if it was a flying day, I was going flying. Best to get that one out of the way early and don't let them get any funny ideas. 

And so it begins. Meeting up at the AA box beside St Marys loch at the Megget junction for 9.45am.

The night before had me weighing kit. I wanted no extra weight as its a fair walk up onto the tops.