High Hopes in the French Alps

Ascension Day

It didn’t look like much was going to happen this morning from the look of the low level clagg.. but we were wrong! It was slow in clearing, but clear it did, and with that revealing the grassy banks of Varan and Les Houches with blue areas of sky and sunshine, much more like June.

We had a phone call from a pilot from Samoëns who was interested in my Mantra, and wanted to fly it, so he arrived along with Ed for more training. The day turned out to be productive, my Mantra has now found a new home and Ed managed to start a little thermalling tuition so it was all good.

Me, I stayed home.. working on other things, whilst keeping a watchful (nosey) eye on what was going on over at launch. It was busy today beings as it’s a French holiday, Ascension Day, and there were a fair few ascending, although with the necessary material addage of glider attachments, no dramatic heavenly heights were achieved though as access was denied by low level cloud of around 70 -100 meters above launch!

June 2, 2011 - Posted by | Flying, Tuition

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