Flight Logs

Where and when we've been flying

is it flyable?

A sunny day in lockerbie but lots of cloud development early on meant I ruled out any flying. Instead it was off to Southerness to take a picture of the lighthouse for a P1 class project. On the way back I got a text from Dave.

Jamie. Possible tandem weather this evening at dungavel. Fancy an hour or two if forecast happens?


Heading north seamed  to be a plan for a bit of outdoor stuff and a chance to fly Glencoe once again, unfortunately for some it was midweek, AH" It's a sare fake for a slice a loaf. Steve and some friends had arranged to meet at green welly for 10.20 am, so a early start was the order of the day. Loaded the van with camping gear and off i set 7.30 am did get bogged down at A720 byepass and phoned ahead to Steve the plan was still to fly Glencoe, Grrreat i thought have longed to have another go at it with a new flight path in mind after watching a Dudley video from April last year, stopped off at Callander bakery for twa pies and yin cheese scone which proved a very wise move as latter events unfold.

I have to be honest I had been busy with other things and I hadn’t been watching the weather, and when Saturday morning arrived it was quite a late rise for me. So when I came down stairs to see what was happening it was a bit of a shock to see that big things were starting to kick off at Tinto. So after I got my act together got kit in the car I was away quite a bit later than I would have liked to have been, and this would have a kick on effect later in the day.

Yes, there was flying at Tinto South yesterday evening (Thursday). Six paragliders got into the air, I was the only Wingbeat representative.
I turned up in my slightly unsuitable small sports car, wedged in alongside my paraglider. I thought it wise not to drive my old Nissan X Trail as the last time I parked it the rear brakes were on fire (little problem with a seized handbrake/ drum/shoes issue).

Neil soaring over take off

Dave started talking about doing some club socials and picked the 22nd as the date and the Gordon Arms (partially rebuilt but up and running again after last years fire). Initial plan was for 8 / 8.30 meetup to allow for some flying but due to the long range forecast being a tad strong that was brought forward to 7pm.

Guess what... Yep. Forecast speed dropped and it was flyable.