The same hard core of intrepid soarers from SMFC that tempted me up the Orme (In my last posting!) also tempted me up the Long Mynd.
Although at times there was some uncertainty as to what they were doing up the Mynd!
However, despite many efforts to get it airborne it was determined to return to earth in a most un-Sabre like way.
On the next visit to the Mynd (28th May) the weather wasn’t quite so bright, but the wind was stronger, which is good apparently, and there weren’t as many people up the slope. However, there were many more full sized gliders in the air, as the Midlands Gliding Club further along the ridge was having a Vintage Glider Club Rally. At one stage there were 12 gliders in the air at the same time. Quite a sight.
Not to be outdone, Adrian decided to take out another house brick from the front of his Sabre, and with another sturdy launch from Campervan Dave it actually stayed up in the air! It flew very well and looked great in the sky!
I don’t know what the gliders from the Midland gliding club thought about it, but they seemed reluctant to come near after it flew!
Flying conditions stayed good, although the wind was quite cool at times. Much soaring was done, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I certainly did! Thanks to all who helped make both trips such fun!