The weather info was not clear so very hard for the task setters to second guess. What was clear was a late start, low cloud base and a possible early cut off. Joy!
Roger Appleboom in true British grit took the novice task onboard and took a winch launch and with no fuss he was off towards the first turn point while all the time fighting the head wind and low cloud base. On cutting the task short and returning to Northill he made the choice to land in a field well below the high airfield of the club rather than stretch a final glide. (Retrieve one of the day. )
|The Novice Task|
|An Ambitious Intermediate|
If you look carefully at the trace below you will work out that I got away from minus 50ft.
( this only being possible as Northill is so high and while on down wind leg into a selected field with wheel down I chanced upon a 1.5 knot climb that I cajoled to lift me up) I then knew with the day dying I would not get back so selected a convenient private airstrip to land at. ( how lucky was that)
|And One for the Pundits|
Be a part of it.
Next is upavon. Already got pilots but more the better to get the Dartmoor message out there.
If you think that in the next two icl's at upavon and the park we have a full compliment of pilots from Dartmoor I am happy that we have done ok to date with only three out of the possible six chances used in the first two icl's
Onward and definitely upwards ,any how
Scores for Icl at Northill were-
No one passed Y without administrative penalties
Class not scorable
Mendip - 6 points (1st)
Wyvern - 1 point (2nd)
DSGC - 0 point
Wyvern - 6 points (1st)
Dartmoor - 5 points (2nd)
DSGC - 0 points
Points don't count , smiles do!!!