Hopping all over the Peninsula over Easter
Well, the Black South Easter that is traditional for the
Easter weekend gave it a fair little bash and Sunday and Monday delivered
the best conditions of the weekend. The TOSS crew managed to pretty much glide up a storm
with the highlight of the weekend being the final Monday afternoon session up at St James
in clean, pure and constant lift that varied little throughout the day.
Plenty of gliders were thrown into the blue yonder and at last count not one damage occurred
on the day that saw some pretty awesome fight time. Having said that, the combat session were
viscous and there may be the need for a few minor repairs to what was described on the day
as the “best bang for your buck” glider around, the humble BEE wing.
On a sadder note, Carlo’s fantastic scratch built PSS Warthog seemed to have had battery failure
at Red Hill on Sunday afternoon and nonchalantly rolled on it’s back and disappeared
into the ravine to the right hand side, basically off the edge of the South Slope position.
After much hunting, scaling and scrambling of the territory, and a Monday morning session with binoculars
from every side of the ravine, it became apparent that this was one small needle in a giant haystack.
So if by chance you happen to be walking around that part of the world
looking for whatever, whenever, and you stumble cross a beautiful scale glider buried deep in the bushes,
please keep in mind it’s origins and give us a call, and I am sure some recompense can be organised.