High Hopes in the French Alps

Groundsuck be Gone!

spot the glider..

So I’ve missed a number of days of updates… been a bit rushed.

Instead of backtracking I’ve decided to just continue where we left off and fill you in on the last flying day, which was yesterday,  if you were free to fly. We have just completed a ten day flying course with a one to one client who we dropped off back at the airport yesterday, and as we haven’t been to Geneva for a while we decided to do a bit of shopping, as Balexert is an excellent shopping centre, not that we do much!

It was flyable in the morning although wasn’t to last so we gave the day a miss, and today storms are forecast and the cumulus were already towering  early on, although still flyable for a while, now it’s raining with thunder cracks and lightening strikes so it’s all very dramatic and giving me a bit of time to do this!

The most recent flight I had was the 9th of May, it was lovely to get back up to cloudbase being around 2600 meters, and go on a glide across the valley after what seems like an age of suffering with ‘groundsuck!’ so finally touching cloudbase  was a real delight, and I can’t wait to get back up there again…

This last week Dennis got to fly a couple of different gliders, the Ozone Ultralite with Oxygen reversible rucksack/harness and Huw’s Paratech P28 glider, both of which he really rated. Apparently the Ozone Ultralite was exceptionally stable and agile and the harness unexpectedly solid and comfortable, he was very impressed, apparently the brake travel was a little on the long side. All in all a couple of very respectable gliders.

May 11, 2011 - Posted by | Flying, Tuition

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