Flying report: 25th March

You know the hackneyed expression “you should have been here yesterday”……………well you should have been here yesterday!  The cloud base went up to 6,000′ with 6 kt thermals.  Even the main ridge was gently working.  Several people did their first cross countries of the year.  We had a lot of trouble to get our chairman…

Flying report: 13th march

Light westerly winds provided weak ridge lift. Thermals were equally weak. So not exactly booming. But we didn’t care because we flew! And it was a beautiful day with good visibility. Andy S and Tony P took the prize for the longest flight of the day at 59 minutes. Robin and Martin W also had flights. Thanks…

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Ivor Shattock flies again…

We arranged for local flying legend Ivor Shattock to visit Talgarth and get a flight again, as we did last year…. Tony Crowden reports: Ivor appeared late afternoon and we managed to give him a flight. Mike Stringer took him up in the K21. Mike said he could feel Ivor on the controls during the…

Epic 500km in the Mini Nimbus….!!

One of my ambitions this year was to fly a 500km task specifically from Talgarth. On the evening of 1 July, Julie King produced a Topmeteo forecast for 2July and it really looked like there was an excellent opportunity to fly in a very large area of England. I had a preplanned task for this…

Flying report: Sunday 18 June

Mynd – Llandeilo – tricky again…. Yes it was a good day at the club and if you look at the ladder a lot of tasks from away used us as their turnpoint. We set ourselves the modest club task of Mynd-Llandeilo and back for 225km. I was first off but was soon struggling over…

Flying report: Thursday 18 May

A tricky day XC A good turnout for mid week with 4 trial lessons and quite a few members getting check flights or training from Mike Codd and Martin Watt together with a few visiting pilots as well. It was also nice to see Martin Brockington back tugging after his “eventful” trip to Kosovo –…

Bidford out and return: 14th May

Bidford O/R The forecast was for an unstable SW airstream with possible showers, drying out as the day progressed. There were only a dozen or so intrepid aviators at briefing with a few people away elsewhere. The SW ridges were working well with dynamic lift and thermal to a base of about 4000′ QNH initially. …