Back to Base
A phone call brought out one of the club tugs,
with highly experienced Pete Bray at the controls. I was not looking forward
to towing back, thinking that the late hour and greater slipstream meant
another dose of refrigeration. It turned out to be very enjoyable - the
air at 500-800 ft was quite balmy. My sole problem was keeping the aircraft
from weaving - allow the oscillation to build up, and it's a night in a
field!. Problematic for the tug driver, too - stall warnings all the way,
while we are red line for maximum permitted airspeed on tow.
After another rapid descent to base, I leave you
to guess who the steak dinners afterwards in one of the local villages,
Uley, were on, that evening!
||A wonderful experience at the end of an unusual
day - here we are near the Cotswold Water Park again, getting a different
view of it this time. Soon the Nympsfield ridge will be visible, with the
winding Severn - familiar accompaniment to local soaring - glinting beyond.
Further information about the Bristol
& Glos Gliding Club is available on their excellent website.
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