Task A. We will stream launch both classes
It was a slightly longer briefing than usual because today we will be using the south end for the first time, and the procedure for travelling to and from the grid is different.
In other news, worthy Dick of the Day nominees included everyone who parked a locked car at the back of the grid (on the end of the runway) yesterday. We needed to clear the runway swiftly so that it was available for use by gliders. If you are not comfortable leaving your car unlocked, then please do not bring it to the grid today.
However the actual winner was Andy Cockerell, nominated by Pete Hibbard for getting 'SKH PH' embroidered on his T-shirt.
Tasks will be up as soon we can get to it, please bear with us.
As forecast, it started raining this morning. Briefing will be at 11. There are currently no instructions to grid.
Today we were pleased to welcome 101 year old Jill Farquarson, who was an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot based at Aston Down during WW2. She presented the day prizes at briefing and then went for a flight with a relatively youthful Mike Randle. The combined age in the glider was 181 years, which we reckon must be a record.
Most of them have chosen to stay airborne