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Fetch Fliers? Soar here! :-)

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Oct 2016
4:45pm, 7 Oct 2016
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Dvorak
Happy flying!

I almost typed "nappy flying" - still depending on how high you go, might be an idea ;-).
Oct 2016
1:55pm, 10 Oct 2016
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HappyG(rrr)
2000 ft 20 min flight last night. 1500ft 10 min flight this morning. Brilliant fun. Thanks Dv. :-) G
Oct 2016
5:36pm, 12 Oct 2016
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Angus Clydesdale
That sounds great! :-)
Oct 2016
10:42pm, 12 Oct 2016
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HappyG(rrr)
Just passed my Club Pilot exam. Great flying yesterday. Rained today so did theory and exams. Going to do reverse launches tomorrow and hopefully decent final flights Fri. Great fun! :-) G
Oct 2016
10:44pm, 12 Oct 2016
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Dvorak
Congratulations, Captain :-) G owl
Oct 2016
11:14pm, 12 Oct 2016
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Angus Clydesdale
Nice one G, well done. I'm still trying to plot a way to follow your footsteps, so to speak. Hope you get a decent couple of days. We're just back from Mallorca and the forecast was mixed, so fingers crossed.
Oct 2016
2:55pm, 17 Oct 2016
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HappyG(rrr)
Great final flight on the Friday. 55 mins, maybe an hour (forgot to start the Garmin until a bit into the flight - ooh, get me, pressing start with one hand, with two controls in the other!) Soaring on the ridge, getting plenty of height - started from 3,500ft and according to Garmin 3,500ft of climb and descent (though it's just a GPS Garmin, not a barometric one, so take all height with pinch of salt). Flying with 50 or 60 other gliders (including a couple hang gliders) and a dozen or so vultures. Even flew quite close with a couple of them. Amazing.

I could have stayed up all day. But it was evening, sun was going down, moon was up and my hands were getting cold. Brilliant finish to the holiday. Now, can I keep it going in Scotland...?! :-) G
Dec 2019
11:43am, 11 Dec 2019
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Angus Clydesdale
You still flying G?
Dec 2019
1:40pm, 11 Dec 2019
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Merry Christmas & Happy New G(rrr)
Nope, didn't keep it going Angus. Have you given it a go?

I joined a club in Scotland (Lanarkshire way) and went to a couple of their talks (all that happens in winter, mostly!). Joined the groups and forums to see how much flying people were actually getting and it's just so much hassle in UK/Scotland. A bit like skiing!

Wonderful thing to do though and a great experience. I'd recommend anyone to give it a go, even if just for a 1 week holiday. :-) G

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