High Hopes in the French Alps

First Flight of ’14 (for Dennis)

Dennis, and new glider

Dennis, and new glider

Finally a day off, from the road… and flyable! It has been flyable for the last few days to be honest but we haven’t been able to fly with commitments elsewhere and whatnot. But today, couldn’t have been better for Dennis anyway.

Premier Launch

Premier Launch

So he had a new box delivered containing his brand new, glider. The Gin Carerra, I can’t explain anything about it, feel or response, etc. or any other attribute this glider may have, as I never flew, nope I was the one with the car keys. Needless, to say, Dennis really enjoyed his flight, and was raving about it…

There’s still snow on launch but it wasn’t wet, and there were quite a few gliders about. Have to say the conditions did look lovely, and most pilots managed to get a climb out above launch, they weren’t pinging out anywhere though, and it didn’t look as though anyone was above around 1800 meters, as it was quite inverted. But getting above launch is fun enough to reacquaint oneself with the air, especially after a long lay-off.

It was nice to see some of the regular faces again too.

Icepeak Landing

Icepeak Landing

March 12, 2014 - Posted by | Flying

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