Flight Logs

Where and when we've been flying

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. 

Busy Skies

LLSC had called the Tinto round of the Scottish Nationals for Saturday so there was the usual round of group Emails during the week wondering who would take part and what to do.  Sean said we all head for the Nationals (he had a good round a week or so ago), Dorita decided it was going to be a Broughton day so made plans to head there after curling (the game not the hair!) and would meet up with Aussie Steve with transport to the top.  A rough plan was hatched for the Border's contingent to meet at Innerleithen and then head to Broughton as well - could we cadge a lift to the top?. 

A nice looking day in Ettrick today. I did some work this morning and decided to head round to Bridgend in the afternoon. I was on the top at 3pm, wind was light but stuff was coming through.Keeping an eye on the bracken down the hill to see any potential thermals coming my way it was only a matter of minutes before I could feel the wing wanting to go so of I went.

Back in May we were asked for a date to host the nationals round. I marked it on my calendar and everyone else forgot about it. So when Scott/Adrian pinged me about hosting a round I remembered the dates, passed them on and at the famous 5 day weather forecast it looked flyable. (I have a theory that the forecasts are designed to piss off flyers by always suggesting the next flyable day will be in 5 days time). We started to make a plan.

Andrew flying at bridgend

Arrived at site around 3:00 to see Chris almost ready to take off, Tommy half way up the hill with Jamie & Sean getting ready for the climb up. Just before we left Dudley arrived so we all set off together.