Monday, December 31, 2012

Blowin' Forty

Today was a bit of a dud.

At Briefing, they told us we could expect a late afternoon Task, but it was not to be.  The wind strength increased all day, until it became obvious to all that there would be no flying.  Gliders were disassembled, hangared or hidden in the campground, where you could hear discussion in many languages about the likelihood of a tree falling on a glider (or a campsite, for that matter!)

It will be windy all night, and the pessimists think that we'll lose tomorrow also.  The optimists are saying that we'll be able to fly tomorrow, and that all this wind will help dry the runway. The weatherman, who is neither a pessimist or an optimist, cannot be found.

Our pilots, crews, and sailplanes are all ready.  Crews are instructed to send their pilots to bed shortly after midnight.

Happy New Year!

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