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Mike Greenwood

Jan 202018
 

I am the No 1 for Sunday, having looked at the Met I see no prospect of flying or even getting to the club safely , so Sunday is scrubbed.

 

Mike Greenwood

Oct 282016
 

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Thursday was cloudy with orographic over the hills, Nigel and I managed 35 minutes in some sort of wierd lift that isn’t quite wave, and then landed to find that Talgarth members had looked at the weather and decided to derig and go home, so we derigged, had a great meal with everyone in the airfield cafe and went home. Thanks to Talgarth members for letting us come along, and being really friendly and helpful.

 

Mike

Oct 262016
 

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Tuesday was a quiet, overcast day with little wind, the wind direction fluctuated all day, and set up bits of wave that disappeared as soon as they appeared. Both Duos took a launch but could only stay up for 30 minutes or so.

Wednesday started off dull and a bit rainy, it cleared up but orographic cloud stuck to the mountains all day. 494 took a launch mid afternoon and found come consistent wave around 2 knots that kept us airborne until they wanted to pack the hangar. Usual sunset over Tal y Llyn on the way home

Oct 242016
 

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Well I’m sure you will all be happy to hear that we had another fantstic day in the Welsh mountains. We pulled off the tow into 12 knot wave lift, flew all over the place for 3 hours, though couldn’t get above 6,500 feet.  It took 30 minutes to get down, we tried flying at 100 knots, still going up at 4 knots, climbed at 5 knots with the airbrakes open, eventually pushed forward into the sink of the upwind wave, came down fairly rapidly after that, and landed on the 2.2 KM long runway. Might have to straighten the vario needles if this carries on.

Mike

Oct 232016
 

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A great start to the week,  a good thermalling day on Saturday with 7 knot climbs, Sunday saw wave lift of up to 9 knots average  to 9,500 feet. We had a trip over Snowdon, dived down through a closing hole and climbed back to 7,000 feet, climbed in wave over the sea. More Easterly wave forecast for tomorrow.

 

Jul 152016
 

KA set off early with Jon Hall and Richard Bennet Oil on board and had a fantastic flight to destinations including Aston Down, Shennington, Talgarth for 340 km, JF flew with Vincent, the early starters did well but the spreadout that appeared made it difficult to get away. A couple of visitors did some local check flights, Matthew got checked out on the T21, Nigel from Seighford realised his life’s ambition of flying a T21, Mark Williams did lots of solo flying in the K23, later in the day the wind goy up enough to support gliders on the ridge, and we continued flying till 8 pm

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Jul 152016
 

A Westerly wind with some spreadout as the day went on, The task was Mynd – Great Malvern – Talgarth – Mynd.

Day 2 results, overall scores below

2, 14.07.2016, Preliminary results
Handicap Task
Mynd – Great Malvern – Talgarth – Mynd
Task length: 183.1km
Maximum Points: 916, Day factor = 0.714
# CN Pilot Country Glider Start Finish Time Speed Dist. Points Pen.
1. 36 Emck Adrian K6E 12:21:07 15:14:18 02:53:11 63.4km/h 183.1km 654
2. 679 Kreis Krzysztof Dart 17 13:47:28 16:47:09 02:59:41 61.1km/h 183.1km 640
3. BLS Andrews Roger Olympia 2B 12:33:41 171.9km 497
4. GBE Fergusson-Dalling Roy K6CR 12:52:08 99.2km 287
5. 99 Henderson Terence Olympia 2B 17:18:57 1.4km 4
6. CJM Reed Barbara K8 16:52:39 1.0km 3
6. BLN Stiles Jon Olympia 2B 14:00:39 0.9km 3
DNF. T21 Cole and Alexander Dave and Steve T21 0
DNF. BOL Cook Matthew K6CR 0
DNF. 542 Hawley Rod K6E 0
DNF. DVG Kahn Simon K6CR 0
DNF. BYE Millar Mike Olympia 463 0
DNF. K6 Sharman Bob K6E 0
DNF. K13 Various Various K13 0
BLS – Landed Purslow
GBE – Landed Madely
BYE – DNF
K6 – DNF
Overall Results
Total results after 2 for Club class @ Olympian2016

Wenlock Olympian
Long Mynd, 09.07.2016 – 17.07.2016
Club class – Overall results after 2
# CN Pilot Country Glider Total
1. 36 Emck Adrian K6E 790
2. 679 Kreis Krzysztof Dart 17 770
3. BLS Andrews Roger Olympia 2B 583
4. GBE Fergusson-Dalling Roy K6CR 295
5. 542 Hawley Rod K6E 215
6. BOL Cook Matthew K6CR 82
7. CJM Reed Barbara K8 11
8. BLN Stiles Jon Olympia 2B 10
9. BYE Millar Mike Olympia 463 7
10. 99 Henderson Terence Olympia 2B 4
10. DVG Kahn Simon K6CR 4
12. T21 Cole and Alexander Dave and Steve T21 0
12. K6 Sharman Bob K6E 0
12. K13 Various Various K13 0
Jul 152016
 

 

A showery day with a Westerly wind, the task set was Mynd – Old Radnor – Telford SW – Mynd with variable barrels.

 

1, 13.07.2016, Preliminary results
Handicap Task
Mynd – Old Radnor – Telford SW – Mynd
Task length: 119.7km
Maximum Points: 574, Day factor = 0.417
# CN Pilot Country Glider Start Finish Time Speed Dist. Points Pen.
1. 542 Hawley Rod K6E 14:56:22 114.8km 239
2. 36 Emck Adrian K6E 14:07:27 72.3km 151
3. 679 Kreis Krzysztof Dart 17 16:16:15 69.2km 144
4. BLS Andrews Roger Olympia 2B 14:54:13 45.7km 95
5. BOL Cook Matthew K6CR 14:44:13 43.7km 91
6. CJM Reed Barbara K8 15:03:53 4.5km 9
7. GBE Fergusson-Dalling Roy K6CR 17:53:22 4.0km 8
7. BLN Stiles Jon Olympia 2B 16:55:18 3.9km 8
7. BYE Millar Mike Olympia 463 18:13:10 3.6km 8
DNF. T21 Cole and Alexander Dave and Steve T21 0
DNF. 99 Henderson Terence Olympia 2B 0
DNF. DVG Kahn Simon K6CR 0
DNF. K6 Sharman Bob K6E 0
DNF. K13 Various Various K13 0

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Jul 102016
 

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Saturday started rather windy and wet, but the rain cleared, the modelers brought out their stunning models, we had a demonstration of winch launching and ridge soaring. Tony Adams provided copious quantities of wine to celebrate his 90th birthday,  the club had organised a flight in an Autogyro, followed by a lovely meal, party and birthday cake. Mike Fox became the latest visitor to join in a Mynd jamming session. We didn’t fly, but we all had a really great day.

Jun 292016
 

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We had a great day on Monday, full course, Bill Brewis re soloed, Tim Mason completed his IFP
 
Tuesday we flew until midday, when it started raining.  James and Marianne Fisher came for a visit with their children and promised to visit more often. Late in the evening  the sun appeared through the mist  for a brief but spectacular moment.