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The British summer had certainly arrived in style, no flying in 3 months! Typical! The few days that had been flyable, I was unable to attend for various reasons, but this weekend, no excuses - time to try aerotow again!
Since my previous visit to the aerotow fields of East Sussex, I had moved my hang point forward in an attempt to make the aerotow a little more comfortable on my arms. The conditions today were benign making it an ideal day for training new pilots, and an opportunity for me to improve the art of aerotowing.
I only managed the one flight, but the adjusted hang point position really made a big difference and I felt more comfortable than my previous aerotows. I was released off the tug at 2,300 feet and enjoyed a gentle descent back to the field. A couple of small broken thermals lured me into a false hope of prolonging my flight but after around 10 minutes I was back at the airfield.
|Flight Type||Aerotow Launch|
|Glider||AirBorne Sting 3:168|
|Launch Date/Time||20 Aug 2011 / 12:30|
|Flight Duration||0h 15m|
|Comments||Just a single tow as wind was increasing and I didn't fancy it on my Sting.|