Sunday came as a complete surprise! early forecasts were for an overcast day with sun coming through by mid afternoon. the Saturday evening forecast was much better forecasting a good thermal day. it turned out to be the best day we have had for about 3 years.
we dragged everything out of the hangar early Phil got his restored DG300 out for the first time and the swallows were out as well. I test flew Phil’s DG and had a job getting it down but duty took over.
Pat was away in the Astir on a 5 hour attempt, Phil was away in the DG both swallows were airborne with john last to land after a late start couple of hours I busied myself getting through the student list.
come the end of the day we took stock. Pat had achieved 5 hours Phil 2 hours though he was impressed with the gliders performance he did comment that it would probably be better if he put the wheel up. John came away with the 2 hours and everyone had a great time. I asked Pat what his best climb rate was and he relied that he had no idea as it was off the clock. that’s in excess of 1000′ per minute folks