Looking at the forecast, yesterday (Thursday) was likely to have been the last flying day this year. There was a good turnout of folk on a blustery day with obvious signs of wave around. The wind occasionally gusted into the 30kt region on the deck but it was a case of picking your moment to launch.
Phil, Geddes and later on Colin Haddow and Martin in the K21 all rubbed shoulders with FL100 between Dallas and Ben Rinnes or a little further south. Scott and Jim also flew but found more sinky stuff than lifty stuff. Winds at 2000 feet were reported at 50-55kts, becoming a bit less ferocious higher up, and circuits were, as Robert would say, "sporty".
Many thanks to a heroic Toni for her tugging efforts through the day - character forming doesn't come close!
These photos were taken at the end of the day, giving you an idea of what you missed!
And so it just remains to wish all our members, visitors and friends a safe, healthy and joyous New Year. May 2017 bring all you might wish for.

Highland Gliding Club
Easterton Airfield
Birnie
Elgin
Scotland
United Kingdom
Tel - +44 (0) 1343 860272

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