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Nick's Airtime 2017
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17 /06/2017 Merthyr Common


A far from classic day at Merthyr today but a nice warm day out on the hill.  Arrived at 11:00 to find only a few on the hill and could see a few over  at Fochriw.  The sky was cloudless and the wind light.  I launched at 12:00 and floated around for one hour gaining a few hundred feet here and there which was pleasant enough but not usable for an XC.  At 13:00, I decided to land for a break just as a convoy of wagons from the Combined Services arrived for a competition practice day.  Within minutes the wind picked up strongly on launch and pilots had to wait a while for lulls in the wind to manage to launch.  The sky became quite crowded as the wind seemed to break up the weak thermals leading to minimal height gains for most.  Watching from the windy hillside, I declined to relaunch and part-packed my wing away with a view to trying again later in the afternoon.  As the afternoon progressed, groups of pilots  left the hill with not a lot of height and scraped their way over the valleys attempting to get to a goal at Raglan.  I relaunched at around 16:00  but did not really enjoy the conditions so landed and packed up - try again tomorrow!


Nice to chat with everyone on the hill though Smile


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Nick's Airtime 2017 - by Nick Roberts - 19-01-2017, 07:19 PM
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