Once more a band of intrepid SMFC slopers braved the elements and this time travelled to Haresfield Hill on Monday 25th January 2016 for a spot of
time wasting slope soaring.
To say it was a bit breezy would be to slightly understate the case. For example, Campervan Dave volunteered to launch Le Fish for Adrian:
He was given clear instructions about where to launch, in which direction to chuck it and where he would end up if he didn’t get it right!;
Campervan Dave trudged off to the appointed place to attempt a launch, battling against the breeze all the way:
He steadied himself, braced against the breeze, and was about to launch (notice the lost headgear!):
When a sudden gust caught the underside of Le Fish’s wing and:
Campervan Dave went fin over wing and ended up on the ground.
However, Campervan Dave doesn’t give up easily and aided by a band of helpers, eventually managed to get Le Fish airborne:
Proper ‘seat of your pants’ flying – well, launching at least!
Great day! Thanks to all who made it fun!