The autumn has not been kind with rain causing progress to be slow. However the bulk of the earthworks are just about done, with the retaining wall underway and minor landscaping to complete around the outside. Inside the painting of the ceilings and walls in the main area are complete, you can see Paul Disckson installing power points and light switches. The meeting room and the office still need another coat on the walls. Very soon we will take delivery of the amenities building and we are planning the installation of the incoming power cable on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th
I will admit, today’s weather forecast looked gloomy. Even the weather at briefing spelt out lots of cloud and some rain from about 1000. Right on cue, the cloud rolled in from the South East and shadowed the valley. However this was short lived, by about 1100 the cloud evaporated and left an entirely blue sky. Tom, a visitor from the Grampians Gliding Club turned up requesting a mutual flight. I motivated Paul into tugging and we quickly prepared the Puchach for flight. The flight was a blissful 24 minutes. Afterwards, Wally was brave enough to take a launch with some small CUs developing over Redbank. With no other members or visitors wanting a launch I returned to the new clubhouse and continued some minor work around the outside. Paul Dickson was doing some electrical work inside the clubhouse when at about 1330 we looked up to see this beautiful sky of CUs. Our tuggie, Paul Thompson had gone home, however Jeff arrived just in time to get roped into a launch, Paul and I enjoyed an acrobatic training flight and after an hour with 7 loops, 8 wing overs and several good strong climbs back up to cloud base, Paul was feeling off with all the aeros, so we made tracks back to solid ground. Wally finally returned after 3¼ hours of good quality winter soaring.
No rain or showers in sight. Don’t always trust the forecast !