March to October 2020:
Now this is a new heading to submit copy under but then we live in different times. The way our living circumstances were peremptorily altered and people scared witless by an unseen virus that has altered a lot of things we do. Well, for the moment anyway. There is a need though for people, let alone their leaders to have a phlegmatic disregard for mindless panic and carry on. Any glider pilot encountering turbulence, stalling or dropping into a spin would be in serious trouble if resorting to blind panic instead of taking action appropriate to the situation he/she is presented with.
We all found ourselves having weekends without an option of going gliding for the day let alone no worries about being late for work! March flying days were suddenly truncated and the aircraft hangared.
Things resumed in a tentave way, no dual flights. Two local flights for WZ, TE and the private owners.
Four flightsfor NN. One trial flight, one instruction and two check flights.
June 14th: Four instructional flights by WZ. NN did two and a local flight for a private owner and a new member (yes we have some from to time) David Catt. Welcome David.
And that was that for a while. Gliders were de-rigged in readiness for the visit of Mike Strathern to carry out annual inspections and any required maintenance.