Raining on the Parade
With just a couple of weeks to go till the TOSS Aero 2012
humping South Eaters should really be the order iof the day. Not so!
Bring on the North Westers for the new year and tweede nuwe jaars days
and lets all haul our kit up to Chapman’s Peak for 2 days of North Wester and
near perfect winter conditions. Rain also fell overnight on both days
so the gardens got a good old watering, but this is hardly the fare
as reserved for the traditional summer South Easter thrashing.
With most of the crew gathered for New Years day we had a good few sessions
and much the same to be said for the 2nd which delivered delicious early morning
and lunchtime sessions, before skewing out mid afternoon and then coming
back to perfection later in the day. Some nice aero practice early in the morning of the 2nd
with good few AFC guys on the slope due to Signal Hill being clouded in
and Chapman’s Peak remaining open for the day.
All kudos to Mally who managed 3 sessions with the newly repaired
and sparkly Aldij and who in total, must have put in 1 and a 1/2 hours of flight
with that particular glider. Some nice foamie warbird formo practice,
BEE combat and general slope fun had by all.
Damain produced the awesome FW 190 just beautifully presented,
and to think this is just a plastic plane. Awesome!
So on we practice, with the hope that eventually we
will get the south Easters as required, or some of the up country lads
are going to be a bit surprised should we end up at Chappies and
not at the traditional Red Hill for the event.