28 February 2012

The cross country season starts!

The weekend offered up some rather nice early season thermals. A positive frame of mind and some skilled flying saw a good few pilots bag their first XCs of the year. There were thermals to hunt and some solid climbs right to cloud base. I've not heard of any big flights, from either Saturday or Sunday, but there is enough life in the sun for 100km flights, even at this time of year. It was February a few years ago when Graham Steele landed agonising close to the "ton." Most of us have far better gliders than he was flying that day!
To help get you prepared, have a look at my XC check list.
Good luck.

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