Loads of Lift, No Lift, Loads of Lift, No Lift…!

All of the SAS gliders together, awww…

The wind was a very variable 5-20 mph Westerly, definitely smacked of thermal powered wind (changed direction, came & went – being a sloper I couldn’t be sure!)

Big Jim, The Legendary John Ruck, Robus, Killa Zagi Dave, Amos & I pitched up at Winchelsea, East Sussex around midday on Father’s day 2015 for what I was expecting to be a dodgy fly (the wind was way too westerly to be on the slope at all according to the beeb). Continue reading

 

Misty day at Fairlight Firehills, Vagabond, Fooling around & Shield Landing

A misty day…

sheild-landingWe got to the slope around midday, wind was about 15mph which was definitely doable at the beautiful southerly slope at Fairlight, there were 6 of us, all armed to the teeth with Wildthings, Mambas, Vagabonds, a Zagi & a Venom.

The Vagabond’s had a ply to begin with, showing off their crazy flipping skills – John managed 10 flips in a row which looked very cool.  Then we settled down into some steady combat, which seemed a bit more civilised (comparatively!) with only a few proper smackdowns, Dave was playing the Robus, popping down the hill to search for his model ever now & again. Continue reading