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Nick's Airtime 2017
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17/07/2017 -  Heol Senni

A cloudless sky and somewhat milky  made for conditions not quite as good as forecast.  Arriving at mid day with Viv,  we ascended the hill to find  Aaron, Gary, Chris D, and  Steve P  already preparing to fly.  The winds were light so I was in no hurry and last to launch just as Nasher was arriving.  The others had worked up a bit of height by the time that I managed to hook into a nice weak but steady climb up to around 3000' amsl where the lift seemed to break up but further weak bubbles took me a little higher. Aaron joined me and we drifted away towards Fan G where we found some more weak lift.  Conditions were not nearly  good enough for a triangle but I knew that Aaron fancied flying home to Gwynfe so we glided across to the Fan Hir ridge thankfully without hitting any major sink on the way in the light winds. 


Soaring up the Fan Hir ridge in such an area of wilderness  is always a thrill and we spent quite a time enjoying the ridge and anticipating another thermal ride across the Black Mountain.  After a while though, the wind increased and although easy to maintain height, thermal height gains were not great. Aaron went over the back with not a great deal of height but I could see that he would probably make it home to Gwynfe with a bit of "gully gobbling".  I stayed put for another 30 mins  before finding a reasonable climb to just over 4000' at 15:00  A good glide and following wind took me all the way to the Rhiw Wen road with height to spare so  I carried on to the west , touching down in a field near Llandybie at 15:40 Smile .


32km in 2hrs 55mins

Two very lucky lifts later saw me  back at home at 17:05 with the kettle on  - happy days Smile


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