Congrats Manda & Jamie! First solo and paddock landing

Posted 12 years, 7 months ago    0 comments

There are a number of events that you'll always remember when gliding. One of the biggest is your first solo, and well done to Manda who completed hers in PK a couple of weekends ago. I've never seen anyone bounce around so excited as Manda after that :)

Manda and snoopy left.
Manda and snoopy left.

Another milestone is nailing your first landing in a paddock, which Jamie did yesterday in GXP near Waitoa. It was a real beauty, nice big field, easy retrieve, friendly farmer, and lucky for him right before the land out BBQ on Sunday too. Well done Mr Floorman.

If only putting the wings back on went as smoothly. Bill, Jamie, Richard and myself tried for quite a while to put it back together, unfortunately after an hour and a half we ran out of daylight and gave up! Luckily Sefton and Les saved the day today by figuring it out somehow, so thanks heaps guys.

Don't forget the Airfield open day this Sunday, the long range weather is looking OK. We'll be doing the displays between 1-2pm, and the BBQ will be going for the landout farmers and club members. Normal club flying will also be available, as well as heaps of displays so bring the family out.


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