In my ongoing saga to complete my Silver I took advantage of a thermic but windy day to attempt my 50k.
Malcolm Morgan's blog
After three attempts to do my silver height, always foiled by logger problems. The opportunity to do it came up again. With only two problems.
1) It was very windy with a constant 25 knots from the south west.
2) The cloud base was only just high enough
For safety I was carrying two loggers, I have learnt my lesson the hard way.
I have seen the future, and it is on Google Earth.
As part of our on going work to make it easier to learn to glide, we are introducing the CUGC Micro Tasks. These are intended for early solo to bronze pilots who do not yet have a cross country endorsement. Pilots with this level of experience are allowed to go:
Unfazed by last week’s failure and emboldened by the predictions of it being a 500k day I cleared the weekend for some outstanding gliding.
We usually write about peoples successes in gliding which can give the impression that gliding is easy or certain. So I’m sharing a story of abject failure in the hope that you can learn from some of my mistakes.