00:00 Service : : Sting 3:168 : 00:00 : My glider goes to John Barratt of South Downs Hang Gliding for a service which includes the replacement of the side-wires, a chute repack and the fitting of a bridle knife to my harness.
11 Nov 2012 Total Hours: 55h 25m
16:00 Winch Launch : Mendlesham : Sting 3:168 : 00:03 : Mini out and return
15:00 Winch Launch : Mendlesham : Sting 3:168 : 00:04 : Shadow ultra light passed under me on landing approach
15:00 Aerotow : Plumpton Aerotow : Sting 3:168 : 00:15 : SSE-SSW; blue - smooth tow & final glide back to launch.
12:00 Aerotow : Plumpton Aerotow : Sting 3:168 : 00:20 : Awful tow; very hard to control glider. Fault with tug found after I landed after early release. Flight maintained in thermal for a short time.
22 May 2012 Total Hours: 53h 06m
15:00 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 00:40 : 20-25 MPH; NNW; Truleigh Run
21 May 2012 Total Hours: 52h 26m
18:30 Hill Launch : Devil's Dyke : Sting 3:168 : 00:45 : Lovely afternoon flight after work; missed approached at the Dyke and an interesting slalom between all the cattle in the landing field. Went around and top landed.
21 Apr 2012 Total Hours: 51h 41m
16:00 Winch Launch : Mendlesham : Sting 3:168 : 00:03 : Speedy flight; no lift and landed very close to the set-up landing spot.
14:00 Hill Launch : Swanborough : Sting 3:168 : 00:15 : Another quick flight; conditions rough low down so concluded with a top landing then packed up.
12:00 Hill Launch : Swanborough : Sting 3:168 : 00:45 : Lovely high flight at Swanborough; John B's trainees on the hill. Top landed.
31 Mar 2012 Total Hours: 50h 31m
11:30 Hill Launch : Bo Peep : Sting 3:168 : 01:20 : Went to Firle first, but Bo Peep was the place to be. Rough low down, but pretty easy to get high. Wind increasing so landed at the top of the Bo Peep site and kited the glider back to launch.
28 Jan 2012 Total Hours: 49h 11m
15:00 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 00:30 : Sky to the north looking grey. Flew to Firle Beacon for the first time then returned for a top landing.
14:00 Hill Launch : Firle : Sting 3:168 : 00:25 : Enjoyable boating around in established flight pattern. Top landed.