skittishness

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The task today was to cross the main chain of the alps and not come back, we had no retrieve and so I collected leaflets about busses and trains on the 2 main corridors back. Ambition is good but however … Continue reading

peaceful

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The plan had been to compete at the Slovenian Open – itself me responding to Gerolf’ suggestion after seeing I had signed up for the Austrian Open, that conversation resulted in me joining his class and the weather helped us … Continue reading

Monte Pizzoc

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We could only see far away chances, drove early to Vittorio Veneto for a flight from Monte Pizzoc back to Gemona. Launching from such high places feels like cheating after my 450ft home sites taking off at 1500m or over … Continue reading

cloudy start

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After a night kept awake by the rain waking up with everything feeling damp it was so unlike a flying day so it was rather disbelievingly that I drove off to see the others. We talked a lot about cake, about what we would … Continue reading

circles

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Round and round and round we go, it is the thing we do as glider pilots, where we are most happy going round and going up, finding the clouds and being free. For me coming here is to arrive full circle after … Continue reading

squiggle

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I had not thought that it was all that flyable but was happy to find all the right arrows pointing in most of the right directions and so knew that Sunday would contain a little flying. Opposite to other recent … Continue reading

beeps

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After a strange aborted attempt at flying on the saturday due to car crashes, 3 hour drives to launch when I should be 20 minutes, cold windy knarly air I was happy to find me at the Dyke rigging and … Continue reading

Boring Soaring

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It was an overcast forecast and a little windy but it was a chance to have a few flights and more importantly a few landings. I was a little nervy after last weeks parking congestion so felt some tension when … Continue reading

wobbly

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First time after a long time is often a little wobbly while you the air once more, this was a lot like that and in many ways I was not surprised. This year I have a great summer trip lined … Continue reading