Regular readers will know that an easterly wind can bring us good wave flying conditions and is guaranteed to raise the pilots expectations. Right from the first flight there was signs of wave with nearly all flights sustaining for 10 to 12 minutes or so in weak wave conditions which allowed the aircraft to maintain height for short periods. There was signs of rotors particularly on the final turn and approach but thankfully this was also weak. Longest flight of the day was only 18 minutes.
Towards the end of the afternoon the wind suddenly veered to the south which seem to trigger new wave conditions laying east-west instead of the north south wave bars that the easterly wind produces. We have no idea what the trigger for this wave was. South Coast maybe?.
|One Day Course Candidate Tom Bevan with IFP Rick Wiles|
|The Pike Family|
|Brendan O'Keefe waiting for a launch|
|Freddie Kelly gets a pre flight briefing from Steve Raine|
|Freda Welton with rick just before her first flight|