Eye in the Sky - February 2017

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Sun 19 Feb 2017

Report by Craig Byrne

   
St.Aldhelm's Head - Some great flying at St.Aldhelm's Head today, the whole cliff working and Grant and Russell making it across Chapman's Pool.

Thanks for the photos Russell.


Fri 17 Feb 2017

Report by Shamus Pitts

   
It was a day for the desperate at Ringstead today although perseverance paid off in the end!
I arrived about 1 o'clock to not a lot of wind but I could see orographic cloud blowing across White Nothe quite briskly so I thought I'd hang around for a bit. Before long the wind had picked up and the clag had crept in but with a bit of care it was flyable and Skippy and I took it in turns to explore the gentle lift. As the wind increased so did the clag and it became easier to stay up and harder to see! Darren arrived and had a fly but the clag soon got worse and I started to pack up. Skippy left and Darren landed but it wasn't long before there was a glimmer of hope as visibility improved east and west and even White Nothe had become visible. I unpacked and took off again - Darren explored west while I built up a huge 20'of height and decided to head out to the cliffs. I arrived very low but the cliff in front of the house was working well and I was soon on the main cliffs. The cloud was only about 100' ATO and the air was lumpy and unpredictable once I got near it. As I couldn't see the take off ridge I decided not to hang around and headed straight back, with the landscape appearing from the murk as I got closer. I explored west for a bit, flying out over the farm and along the hill beyond it before cold hands and poor visibility stopped play!


Sat 4 Feb 2017

Report by Elvijs U

  

St Aldhelm's - -Beautiful and sunny day with 12-14Mph W-SW wind took pilots Paul, Mark and Elvijs to a nice cruise along the coast near St Aldhelm's.

Report by Ben Holt

  

Ringstead was working in a SW that crept around to a SSW as the day progressed. Several went down to Durdle Door and Grant went further along to Lulworth. I had two trips down and back, landing for coffee and to defrost my fingers. Very cold even with winter gloves over my summer ones!

Photos from Ringstead


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