Tue 26 Feb 19 - Stags Fell

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Martin Baxter
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Tue 26 Feb 19 - Stags Fell

Post by Martin Baxter » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:52 pm

It wasn't a declared coaching day but, having seen my post, Simon, Adam and Stephen were waiting for us at the car park. Not the best site for coaching but what can you do? Jan and I had visions of having our coaching licence rescinded by the chief coach!

Met Liam and John at the normal take-off. Not much more than a breath of wind so we walked to the south face where it felt more promising. The forecast was for it to go SE later so we walked as far as you can. But it was too light to soar and we even struggled to ground handle. Over lunch we all regained our currency in parawaiting and talking parabollox. By about 3pm it didn't look as though it was going to improve so Dave hatched a plan to fly down to the cricket pitch. And so it came to pass. Dave led off as mother duck and the 4 ducklings followed, all arriving safely at their destination. Phew!

I made sure that everyone was off safely. Expecting to follow suit the breeze picked up slightly as I launched and a beat to the left demonstrated that the SE face was working well. John joined me for a while and we got about 600' ATO. He headed off to his car and I had just over an hour boating about before landing at the cricket pitch to find that the retrieve fairly had pre-positioned my car there for me. We adjourned to the Board Inn for a debrief.

Thanks to Martin Bunford for running Dave back up the hill to get my car, and to John for remembering the windsock.

I can't believe that I've just flown for over an hour in February in the UK at 2,000' in just a T shirt!

Martin Baxter
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Re: Tue 26 Feb 19 - Stags Fell

Post by Martin Baxter » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:34 pm

Couldn’t resist buying this painting from a shop in Leyburn. It shows the cricket pitch where we all landed with Wether & Dodd Fells in the background.
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Davebrads
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Re: Tue 26 Feb 19 - Stags Fell

Post by Davebrads » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:25 pm

Nice Martin.

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