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Update 1 March 2015

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Yet another great weekend of gliding and general all round good fun at Warwick Gldiing Club.

Saturday was a tough day following 40mm of rain the night before.  David Kinlan(OKN), Dan Atkinson(WA) and Val(IKZ) tried their best in soft conditions.  Young Dan managed to combine a short cross country flight with an evaluation of the Discus following its recent Form 2 (thanks to all those who contributed to this exercise).  Sid Dekker offered his superb services as tug pilot on the day.

My business partner Marius Collatz turned up and flew with 'yours truly' in the Pee Wee. Later in the day he went up with 'Seriously Sadistic Sid' for some aerobatic manoeuvres. Fortunately he came back all smiles.  If you spot Marius (or any other newbie) at the airstrip make sure you greet them warmly as we want to maintain our reputation as a warm and friendly club.

Meanwhile the irascible Logie did a great job as instructor on the day taking up Jen Llewellyn for a couple of great fights plus an AEF that was a birthday gift for a local Warwick lady.

In the background, in his typical selfless way, our CFI devoted his weekend to helping Bernard Eckey commission a couple of ASK21 motorised gliders for the AAFC.  Bernard was effusive about the help that Erich provided as well as the generous support in general from Warwick Gliding Club.  Anything we can do to foster aviation activity on the Warwick Airfield is a great thing.  Bernard is making a donation to the club (on top of his accommodation charges) as a thanks for our support.

Sunday looked more promising.  Laurie (MO), Andres(WR), Denis(OKN), Scottie(White Ant Express) and I(ZDZ) launched in the single seaters for a cross country stint.  Peter & Lisa Trotter turned up to evaluate Bill & Vals recently acquired LS-8 with Pete taking the ship for a test flight.

Val towed today and as usual did an impeccable job.  

We had a great day - somewhat challenging but rewarding nonetheless. 

A few pics below:

Logie helps Marius strap on securely in readiness for the aerobatics Marius is about to experience at the hand of Seriously Sadistic Sid....


Late on Sunday I am lucky enough to get some taxiing experience  in the motorised ASK21 with Bernard (who doesn't know which way to turn).

 

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Meanwhile it 'Beam me up from Scottie'.........

 

Just be warned - next weekend 'IT'S GOING ORRFFFF'..........

 

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