Date: 29/9/2007

Time: 16:45 - 17:45

Aircraft: Ikarus C42 - G-CEAN

Bimble and Circuits

Waiting for my license to come back, so still can't leave the playground without being specially signed out, so I'm just going for a quick bimble.

Fairly cloudy today but it has lifted to about 2500'. Head off north to Kingsclere, and find a large gap in the clouds, so I climb to about 4000' to have a look around - quite interesting but as I head towards the A34 (west) the sun is in my eyes restricting visibility and all too soon I head back down to go below the approaching cloudbase. The head south down to Chilbolton (past interesting folly), and then back to Popham for a reasonable join and good landing.

A couple more more circuits for some landing practice also go well. Yes, it's calm and windless, but I'm still quite pleased.

The club has a barbeque tonight and about 14 of us brave the cold and dark and botchelism. Very pleasant!

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